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go/run like clockwork

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishgo/run like clockworkgo/run like clockworkSUCCEED IN DOING somethingto happen in exactly the way you had planned The concert went like clockwork. clockwork
Examples from the Corpus
go/run like clockworkThen we had been surprised when our ascent of the nearby Jankopiti had gone like clockwork.Sometimes it ran like clockwork, sometimes-as I wrote at the time-it ran like the movie Clockwise.Whereas Prost had been delayed as the Ferrari mechanics fiddled with the right-rear wheel, Senna's stop went like clockwork.A universe that ran like clockwork also evinced design.And if Lais and Leonore created the promised diversion the plan would go like clockwork.
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