Like Clockwork

Predictable or reliable. The statement implies that something will happen as sure as another second on the clock will tick by. For Example: If an employee is never late to work, her boss might compliment her by saying, “you are like clockwork when it comes to showing up to work on time.”

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Turn Back The Clock

To recreate things as they were at an earlier time. For Example: If a couple is having some troubles in their relationship, one of them could say to the other, “let’s turn back the clock and just go back to when things were simpler.”

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In The Clear

Not guilty of an offense or unobstructed by something undesirable. For Example: If someone is worried they might have their taxes audited but the date by which they expected to be audited comes and goes, they might say, “phew, I think I’m in the clear.”

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Squeaky Clean

Completely clean. When used in reference to a person it means they are very honest or good-hearted. For Example: “Jim would never steal from the company, he’s a squeaky clean sort of guy.”

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Come Full Circle

To return to the situation or beliefs you originally had. For Example: If a movie starts off in the past, comes back to the present and then ends back in the past, you could say that the movie “came full circle at its ending.”

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