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go like clockwork

Fig. to progress with regularity and dependability. The building project is progressing nicely. Everything is going like clockwork. The elaborate pageant was a great success. It went like clockwork from start to finish.
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go/run/work like clockwork

if an event or a system goes like clockwork, it happens exactly as it was planned, without any problems The whole ceremony went like clockwork. The Swiss railways run like clockwork.
See also: clockwork, like