marcher comme sur les roulettes

The French expression “marcher comme sur les roulettes” translates literally to “to function as if on casters (little wheels).

English meanings:

  • to run/go smoothly
  • to go without any hitches
  • proceed like clock work

French meanings:

  • se dérouler parfaitementto take place/unfold perfectly
  • se faire facilementto be done easily

Example sentence:

  • Si tu écoutes mes conseilles, ça va marcher comme sur des roulettes. If you listen to my advice, it’ll go without any hitches.


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  • se dérouler sans le moindre pépin – Lit: To take place with the least glitch
  • se dérouler sans heurt – Lit: To take place without bumps or friction
  • se passer sans incident – Lit: To occur/happen without incident

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