One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
1(of an object, especially part of a mechanism) fall smoothly into its allotted position.
- ‘She gasped once and passed out when the bones clicked into place.’
- ‘This is split into two panels; these slot together, click into place and, when removed, are stored in the luggage compartment.’
- ‘The panel easily connects to its base, and once it clicks into place, the panel is ready to roll.’
- ‘A male voice roared, followed by the sound of a pistol's barrel clicking into place.’
- ‘And suddenly, with a sickening thud, it clicked 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.’
- ‘If the retaining ring has not been correctly clicked into place, the positional locking cap will not click 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.’
- ‘It clicks into place in an upright position when needed.’
- ‘The seventh hour of the clock on the wall clicked into place.’
- 1.1 Become suddenly clear and understandable.‘everything has clicked into place for the organization’
- ‘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.’
- ‘As soon as we saw each other everything clicked into place.’
- ‘While everything seems to be clicking into place, there is however, one burning question.’
- ‘The 35-year-old missed six weeks before returning against Lancashire last week and at once everything seemed to click into place.’
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