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English definition of “punch the clock”

punch the clock

US
to put a card into a special machine to record the times you arrive at and leave work: After 17 years of punching the clock, he just disappeared one morning and was never heard from again.Working hours and periods of workWork, working and the workplace
(Definition of punch the clock from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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