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a well-oiled machine

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englisha well-oiled machinea well-oiled machineEFFECTIVEsomething that works very smoothly and effectively The office runs like a well-oiled machine. machine
Examples from the Corpus
a well-oiled machineIf you're trained correctly you become like a well-oiled machine.This could never happen in the Bush operation, which has been turning out policy positions like a well-oiled machine.It was running like a well-oiled machine, instead of like a slightly out-of-control summer camp.
a well-oiled machinea well-oiled machineEFFICIENTan organization or system that works very well well-oiled
Examples from the Corpus
a well-oiled machineThis could never happen in the Bush operation, which has been turning out policy positions like a well-oiled machine.It was running like a well-oiled machine, instead of like a slightly out-of-control summer camp.
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