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Worked like a dream

A plan succeeded absolutely perfectly

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Went/ran like clockwork

It went smoothly, with no difficulties

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Is up and running

It has begun to work as planned

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is falling into place

It is on the point of starting to work well

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is looking up

It is looking very positive

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Oh no! That's all we need/needed!

In response to news that makes current problems even worse

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That's the last thing I wanted to hear!

In response to news that fulfills your worst fears

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This is like a bad dream!

When one bad thing after another happens in quick succession

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It's a real nightmare / my worst nightmare

Used very generally, e.g. about traffic jams, computers going wrong

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Throw me completely

I don't know how to respond

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A complete shambles

A totally disorganized and chaotic event

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It's a mystery to me

It's something I cannot understand

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Got our wires crossed

There must have been a misunderstanding/miscommunication

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I'm not with you./ You've lost me there.

What you have said has confused me

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To be on top of the world / on cloud nine / over the moon

To be extremely happy

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To be in (your) element / to be made for

To be ideally suited for

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To be fed up to the back teeth

To be extremely unhappy, disappointed

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To be down in the dumps / down in the mouth

To be depressed