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.
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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.
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CHRISTINA Aguilera made sure her birthday bash went like Clockwork by sporting some original fancy dress.
It is always encouraging to report, whenever these type of incidents occur, that the emergency planning went like clockwork.
And for just under 5 hours, as the crew of the shuttle Columbia reeled out a satellite on the end of a 20-kilometer- long umbilical cord, the experiment in space went like clockwork.