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on a regular basis

Quite often and/or in a consistent, regular manner. The general manager drops into the restaurant on a regular basis, so the staff members have to be on their toes at all times.
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regular brick

A good-natured, dependable man. Oh, Earl will certainly help you with that—he's a regular brick.
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at regular intervals

At an equal distance apart. Make sure to position those Christmas lights so that the flashing ones appear at regular intervals.
See also: interval, regular

be as regular as clockwork

To happen at predictable intervals. My daughter starts crying every night at bedtime—it's as regular as clockwork.
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at regular intervals

[of things in a series] at points that are equally distant from each other. You will find service stations at regular intervals along the highway. There are street lights at regular intervals on the main street of town.
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*regular as clockwork

Cliché very regular; completely predictable. (*Also: as ~.) George goes down to the bus stop at 7:45 every morning, as regular as clockwork. You can always depend on Nancy to complain about the office for fifteen minutes every afternoon, regular as clockwork.
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regular fixture

someone who is found so frequently in a place as to be considered a fixture of, or part of the place. The manager attached himself to the luncheon club and became a regular fixture there.
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regular guy

a normal and dependable guy. Don't worry about Tom. He's a regular guy. He won't give you any trouble.
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like clockwork

Also, regular as clockwork. With extreme regularity, as in Ruth arrives every Wednesday morning just like clockwork, or You can count on his schedule, which is regular as clockwork, or Their assembly line runs like clockwork. This idiom alludes to the mechanical and therefore very regular action of a clock. [Second half of 1600s]
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regular guy

Also, regular fellow. A nice or agreeable person, as in Luke's a regular guy, or Hilda's a regular fellow. [Colloquial; first half of 1800s]
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like clockwork

1. If something goes or runs like clockwork, it works very well and happens in exactly the way it is expected to. The journey there went like clockwork — flying out on Friday from Gatwick it took seven hours door-to-door. He soon had the household running like clockwork.
2. If someone does something like clockwork, they do it regularly, always at the same time. They would arrive like clockwork just before dawn. Every day at 3:00, like clockwork, he comes in here for a cup of coffee. Note: You can also say that someone does something, or that something happens, regular as clockwork. Every three years, regular as clockwork, the great Anne Tyler produces a new novel.
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like clockwork

With machinelike regularity and precision; perfectly: The project proceeded like clockwork.
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The 2009 study shows that 96% of registered dietitians report trying to eat a balanced diet; 96% of registered dietitians report using dietary supplements at least seasonally--74% say they take them regularly; 83% say they exercise regularly; 80% say they maintain a healthy weight; 86% say they regularly visit their own healthcare professional and 72% claim they get a good night's sleep.
Women should not regularly drink more than two to three units of alcohol per day.
My post is delivered regularly without problems, if it does arrive in the afternoon, this is not a concern.
Women who regularly drink over 6 units a day (or over 35 units a week) and men who regularly drink over 8 units a day (or over 50 units a week) are at highest risk of such alcohol-related harm.
Most instrumental students regularly practice technique with the metronome.
Consuming fish oil regularly can help ward off the serious heart rhythm disturbances associated with sudden cardiac death.
The airport is making the artwork a permanent feature, with works to be changed regularly.
The scientists found during interviews that the study volunteers without cancer were about twice as likely as the cancer patients to have regularly used non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs), such as aspirin or ibuprofen, during the previous 6 months.
We are very happy to receive Sister Namibia regularly.
We regularly rely on their library of documents and technical expertise when writing specifications for painting all sorts of structures and industrial works including water tanks, wastewater treatment plants, and swimming pools.
I spent the first five years of my life in that city and do vaguely remember visiting the state capitol pretty regularly.
About 71 percent of probationers were under active supervision, required to regularly report to a probation authority in person or by mail or telephone.