go like clockwork

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go like clockwork

To proceed, progress, or operate predictably and dependably. Everything is going like clockwork, so we should be ready to start construction by the end of the month. The conference went like clockwork from beginning to end.
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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.
See also: clockwork, go, like

go/run like ˈclockwork

(of arrangements, etc.) happen according to plan, without any difficulty or trouble: The sports day went like clockwork, with every race starting and finishing on time.
See also: clockwork, go, like, run
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Shadow Foreign Secretary Douglas Alexander said: "Sadly for British nationals trapped in Libya, the system seems to have gone from running like clockwork to a fiasco in a short space of time."
EVENTS were running like clockwork yesterday for the opening of Belfast's celebration of all things stylish.
The 32 employees kept the hotel running like clockwork through its first few months of operation and with the support of Business Link, still managed to achieve the IIP status.
"And we deny ourselves every luxury to make sure the laundry is done and the kids are fed and everything is running like clockwork."