like clockwork

like clockwork
adverb
with regularity and precision
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the rocket launch went off like clockwork

Usage Domain: ↑idiom, ↑idiomatic expression, ↑phrasal idiom, ↑set phrase, ↑phrase

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like clockwork
As smoothly as if driven by clockwork
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Main Entry:clock

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like clockwork phrase
happening or working correctly, with no problems or delays

The ceremony went ahead like clockwork.

Thesaurus: useful and effective and working correctlysynonym
Main entry: clockwork

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very smoothly and easily

the event ran like clockwork

with mechanical regularity

these hens lay like clockwork


Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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