One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Very regularly; repeatedly and predictably.‘she used to give me these chocolates Christmas and Easter, as regular as clockwork’
- ‘The comedic cut scenes are as regular as clockwork and often as predictable.’
- ‘A new generation comes through as regular as clockwork.’
- ‘Larry made his appearance every Sunday morning, as regular as clockwork, with a copy of the Northern Star, damp from the press.’
- ‘Since we get a a magazine by postal subscription, delivered as regular as clockwork every Friday, we were rather suspicious.’
- ‘Usually, it was as regular as clockwork, but this month she was grateful for the delay.’
- ‘Each month, as regular as clockwork I would send her money so she didn't have to go back to the bar and we emailed to stay in touch.’
- ‘The customers who voted for him said he is as regular as clockwork.’
- ‘He's a typical old man; very set in his ways and as regular as clockwork.’
- ‘Reversals on the Sun, however, are almost as regular as clockwork - every 11 years, with its magnetic axis changing position for most of that time.’
- ‘Transits of Venus occur as regular as clockwork, following a simple cycle.’
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