in (good) working order

idiom

: working properly
Drivers must keep their trucks clean and in (good) working order.

Examples of in (good) working order in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Please do them at venues with 100 people or less, get the joke in working order and then present it to me. Kaitlin Stevens, Peoplemag, 12 May 2024 Now fans in Southern California can see the historic Dykstraflex camera system, newly restored and in working order, on display at the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures starting Saturday in recognition of May the 4th, aka Star Wars day. Carolyn Giardina, Variety, 4 May 2024 Their stroke of brilliance comes in profiling the handful of specialists who keep the instruments in working order. Peter Debruge, Variety, 10 Mar. 2024 Ensure your internet connection is stable, your device is fully charged, and your camera and microphone are in working order. Ebony Flake, Essence, 19 Mar. 2024 As IndyCar racing came to Belle Isle in 2007, organizers recognized what an iconic backdrop the fountain would allow, and commissioned DTE Energy engineer Robert Carpenter to put it in working order. Keith Matheny, Detroit Free Press, 17 Feb. 2024 Per the police incident report, both the property's and the neighbor's cameras were not in working order on the morning of the incident. Becca Longmire, Peoplemag, 15 Feb. 2024 Parks doesn’t often cook, but the original stove, double ovens, warming plate and warming drawers are in working order. Andrea Darr, Kansas City Star, 30 Jan. 2024 Firearms had to be in working order, be unloaded and left in the trunk of a vehicle. City News Service, San Diego Union-Tribune, 11 Dec. 2023

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“In (good) working order.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/in%20%28good%29%20working%20order. Accessed 22 May. 2024.

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