Meaning of “like clockwork” in the English Dictionary

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"like clockwork" in British English

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like clockwork

also (as) regular as clockwork

very regularly, or at exactly the planned times:

Since the recent improvements to the service, the buses are running like clockwork.
My daughter always calls me every Friday evening, (as) regular as clockwork.

(Definition of “like clockwork” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"like clockwork" in American English

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like clockwork

exactly as planned:

So far, everything had worked like clockwork.

(Definition of “like clockwork” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

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