What is sailing?

Sailing is when people steer a sail boat that is powered by the wind in some sort of race over a distance.​

idioms and expressions from sailing

Many idioms originated from sailing and here is a list of them with pictures and examples.

sailing idioms and sayings
sailing phrases - all hands on deck
get off to a flying start
sailing sayings - go overboard
sailing sayings - hit a snag
sail phrases - jump ship
sailing phrases - learn the ropes
nautical phrase - on an even keel
sailing sayings - plain sailing
nautical phrase - sail close to the wind
sail phrases - sail through
nautical phrase - second wind
shape up or ship out
sail phrases - show someone the ropes
nautical phrase - stick one's oar in
sail phrases - take the wind out of someone's sails
nautical phrase - that ship has sailed