Also, regular as clockwork. With extreme regularity, as in Ruth arrives every Wednesday morning just like clockwork, or You can count on his schedule, which is regular as clockwork, or Their assembly line runs like clockwork. This idiom alludes to the mechanical and therefore very regular action of a clock. [Second half of 1600s]
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So I just patted him kind-like on the shoulder and sat down.The Story Behind Lee Marvin’s Liberty Valance Smile|Robert Ward|January 3, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Where these laser-like missiles are falling out of the sky onto a city and you have to stop each of them from hitting the targets?Coffee Talk with Ethan Hawke: On ‘Boyhood,’ Jennifer Lawrence, and Bill Clinton’s Urinal Exchange|Marlow Stern|December 27, 2014|DAILY BEAST
It got so bad, that the school resorted to “Groupon-like services” to fill seats.Is Any College Football Coach Worth $60 Million? Jim Harbaugh Is|Jesse Lawrence|December 20, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Though not in production yet, the high-end heels will be sold through a Tesla-like model.
He was kept in a dorm-like building, which has also been reported in other allegations.
May looked along at the dimpled grace, And then at the saint-like, fair old face, “How funny!”
His strong legs and his broad, spade-like feet helped to make him a fine swimmer.The Tale of Grandfather Mole|Arthur Scott Bailey
The wave-like movement of these animals is particularly graceful and cleverly done.
These dreamy, Madonna-like beauties are the result of the most severe and protracted study.
Rarely, sodium urate occurs in crystalline form—slender prisms, arranged in fan- or sheaf-like structures (Fig. 32).A Manual of Clinical Diagnosis|James Campbell Todd