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clockwork

noun
 
 
/ˈklɒkwɜːk/
[U] a system of machinery that starts when you turn a handle or key: a clockwork toy Watches and clocksEngines and motorsThe engine and engine parts
(as) regular as clockwork extremely regularly: The bell rang at 8 a.m., regular as clockwork.Frequency and regularity - general words
run/go like clockwork to happen exactly as planned, with no problems: The whole event went like clockworkPlanning, expecting and arrangingPlotting and trapping
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