like clockwork

like clockwork
   If something happens like clockwork, it happens at very regular times or intervals.
  (Dorking School Dictionary)
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   To say that someone or something goes, runs or behaves like clockwork means that everything happens exactly as expected.
   

Meals are always served on time. In their home everything runs like clockwork.


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