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Meaning of “like clockwork” in the English Dictionary

"like clockwork" in British English

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like clockwork

(also (as) regular as clockwork) very ​regularly, or at ​exactly the ​plannedtimes: Since the ​recentimprovements to the ​service, the ​buses are ​running like clockwork. My ​daughter always ​calls me every ​Fridayevening, (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)
Translations of “like clockwork”
in Chinese (Simplified) 非常有规律, 极为准时…
in Chinese (Traditional) 非常有規律, 極為準時…
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