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tick over

phrasal verb with tick uk   /tɪk/ us   verb [T] UK US check
if a business or system is ticking over, it continues to work but is not growing or making much progress: Bankers cut interest rates to keep the global economy ticking over.
(Definition of tick over from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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