what makes sb tick Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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what makes sb tick

If you ​know what makes someone tick, you ​understand why that ​personbehaves the way he or she does.
(Definition of what makes sb tick from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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