Clockwork

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Mechanical Inner WorkingsPlay
Refers to the complex parts inside machines, not just clocks. SlideThe clockwork of antique watches is intricate and delicate.
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Metaphorical UsePlay
Can describe any system working together smoothly, not only mechanics. SlideTheir team worked like clockwork to finish the project on time.
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Curiosity ContextPlay
Often used when someone is curious about how things work. SlideHe always had a fascination with the clockwork of old radios.