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Online ESL Idioms
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- LIKE CLOCKWORK -

Predictable or reliable. The statement implies that something will happen as sure as another second on the clock will tick by. For example:

If an employee is never late to work, her boss might compliment her by saying, "you are like clockwork when it comes to showing up to work on time."








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