click into place

click into place

1. Literally, of an object, to fit securely into something, often with an audible clicking noise. My seatbelt isn't clicking into place—is it broken?
2. By extension, to begin to make sense or be understood. Thanks to my tutor, this week's lesson on polynomials has finally clicked into place.
See also: click, place

click into place

become suddenly clear and understandable.
Click into place is used literally of an object, especially part of a mechanism, to mean ‘fall smoothly into its allotted position’.
See also: click, place
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"We are going to have the crowd behind us, and it might just take us along and something will click into place."
"I kept saying the last few weeks, I wasn't that far away and it just takes something to click into place," McIlroy said in a greenside interview.
Afterwards, Amy said: "I know the big jump is there, it all just needs to click into place."
We're starting to click: Zlatan ZLATAN Ibrahimovic believes things will soon click into place at improving Manchester United.
"We've got a lot of new players but hopefully things will soon start to click into place.
When he discovers skateboarding at a local park, everything starts to click into place. Taking up skateboarding is not the easiest task with a mother obsessed with safety; however, Charlie finds time to secretly practice his new hobby while his mom attends night college classes, or so he thinks.
We haven't completely gelled yet but we're happy with our early form and it's all starting to click into place."
If things click into place the Stoke potter could surprise at a tasty three-figure price.
Marcia Mills, 15, aspiring publisher, said: "It could be a love poem or a scary poem, but there's always one line that I can connect to because it makes everything click into place. That's just an 'oh wow' moment."
Push it straight into the housing until you feel the latches click into place.
But he's an outstanding manager, David, and it's just a matter of time before things click into place.
It occurred to me this week that I've yet to award a gold star for junior sporting excellence, so when I heard that England's one-time Boy Wonder Michael Owen had announced his retirement at the end of the season, everything seemed to click into place.
Wenger, though, feels things will click into place soon enough, with a testing trip to Stoke coming up next weekend.
"It seems we are close to having the cosmic tumblers click into place. Reading the tea leaves, it seems the manager disciplined the chief, making the chief accountable.
I've been working hard and putting in a lot of preparation, so hopefully all that will click into place.