View Poll Results: If something is like clockwork,

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  • it is generally slow.

    79 4.84%
  • it is punctual and regular.

    1,529 93.75%
  • it is generally late.

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    Tdol is offline Editor, UsingEnglish.com
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    Like clockwork


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    Re: Like clockwork

    In the Russian we have absolutely the same expression

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    Re: Like clockwork

    Interesting- I'll remember that.

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    Re: Like clockwork

    I attained that word...
    it is really good idiom and i'll keep it in my mind forever.

    Thanks for getting this..

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    Re: Like clockwork

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    Interesting- I'll remember that.

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    Re: Like clockwork

    I like it when other languages have the same idioms or sayings.

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    Re: Like clockwork

    Me too

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    Re: Like clockwork

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    I like it when other languages have the same idioms or sayings.
    I like it too when words in different languages depend on the same image, like Italian cavalletto (tripod) and English 'clothes-horse'.

    There's also the expression '[as] regular as clockwork': "He catches the 7.45 every morning, regular as clockwork".

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    Re: Like clockwork

    Quote Originally Posted by Tdol View Post
    Interesting- I'll remember that.


    So do we in Poland!

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    Re: Like clockwork

    Quote Originally Posted by Anna Xpomoba View Post
    In the Russian we have absolutely the same expression
    In Russia we have the same expression

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