Definition of click into place in US English:

click into place


  • 1(of an object, especially part of a mechanism) fall smoothly into its allotted position.

    • ‘A male voice roared, followed by the sound of a pistol's barrel clicking into place.’
    • ‘Once you have a nice even spread of paste, proceed by placing the copper cooler into position and pushing down the two pins until you hear them click into place.’
    • ‘The seventh hour of the clock on the wall clicked into place.’
    • ‘It clicks into place in an upright position when needed.’
    • ‘She gasped once and passed out when the bones clicked into place.’
    • ‘Hearing the mechanism click into place, Alana resolutely threw the key as far from her into the void of her mind as possible.’
    • ‘This is split into two panels; these slot together, click into place and, when removed, are stored in the luggage compartment.’
    • ‘If the retaining ring has not been correctly clicked into place, the positional locking cap will not click into place.’
    • ‘The panel easily connects to its base, and once it clicks into place, the panel is ready to roll.’
    • ‘And suddenly, with a sickening thud, it clicked into place.’
    1. 1.1 Become suddenly clear and understandable.
      ‘everything has clicked into place for the organization’
      • ‘The 35-year-old missed six weeks before returning against Lancashire last week and at once everything seemed to click into place.’
      • ‘As soon as we saw each other everything clicked into place.’
      • ‘I twitched and I felt myself close my eyes for a brief second, everything clicking into place in my head.’
      • ‘With the acquisition of the controlling stake in the major US satellite group DirecTV, everything was clicking into place.’
      • ‘While everything seems to be clicking into place, there is however, one burning question.’