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like clockwork

Definition of like clockwork in English:

1Very smoothly and easily: the event ran like clockwork
More example sentences
  • Everything that he organised was spot-on and ran like clockwork.
  • Everything ran like clockwork for the Irish fivesome who had to quickly move on to launches in Belfast, Edinburgh, Manchester and London.
  • A picnic atmosphere prevailed and thankfully everything ran like clockwork, even with a huge entry of over 200 competitors.
1.1With mechanical regularity: these hens lay like clockwork
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  • I hadn't seen Matt in a while, but his phone-calls were regular like clockwork, or had been until a week ago.
  • But at SRC, we've built a system of mechanisms that makes innovation happen like clockwork.
  • But last night the many city residents who nominated the man who has kept Hull's timepieces running like clockwork for 40 years, declared ‘it's about time’.
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