Definition of “punch the clock” - English Dictionary


“punch the clock” in English

See all translations

punch the clock


to put a card into a special machine to record the times you arrive at and leave work

to go to work every day:

After 17 years of punching the clock, he just disappeared one morning and was never heard from again.

(Definition of “punch the clock” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

Need a translator?

Translator tool

Get a quick, free translation!