Definition of “punch the clock” - English Dictionary

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“punch the clock” in British English

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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

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)

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