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clockwork

[′kläk‚wərk]
(horology)
A timing mechanism.
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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.
The song - EST, from first album To Lose My Life - played like clockwork.
CHRISTINA Aguilera made sure her 28th birthday celebrations ran like Clockwork.