a well-oiled machine

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a well-oiled machine

Someone or something that functions very well or efficiently. Trudy and I have been working together in the attendance office for so long, we're like a well-oiled machine at this point.
See also: machine
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Lonnie was always heard saying, "It's going to work if I want it to." A skilled mechanic, Lonnie was always getting everything to work like a well oiled machine. He farmed with his Brother on the family farm till he his Brother took over.