Meaning of “clock sth up” in the English Dictionary


"clock sth up " in Business English

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clock sth up

UK informal
phrasal verb with clock uk /klɒk/ us verb [ I ]

to collect or achieve a large number of similar things:

Most store cards are just about the worst way shoppers can clock up debts.
In a couple of months she will clock up a year's employment and will be able to take up the company's pension deal.
Motorists who clock up more than 15,000 miles a year are more likely to be caught speeding because of the huge number of speed cameras around.

(Definition of “clock sth up ” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)