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work like a dream

If something works like a dream it works perfectly or is extremely successful. The first stages of installation worked like a dream. Then the procedure threw up an error message. Sleeping pills can work like a dream the first few times, but take them for too long and the effect wears off.
See also: dream, like, work

work/go like a ˈdream

(informal) work/go very well: The plan worked like a dream, and everybody got what they wanted. OPPOSITE: go pear-shaped
See also: dream, like, work