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English definition of “punch the clock”

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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.
Translations of “punch the clock”
in Chinese (Traditional) 打卡上下班…
in Chinese (Simplified) 打卡上下班…
(Definition of punch the clock from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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