English version

punch the clock

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishpunch the clockpunch the clockAmerican English informalBEC to record the time that you start or finish work by putting a card into a special machine punch
Examples from the Corpus
punch the clockBob is glad to have a job where he doesn't have to punch the clock.Bobby punched the clock in four other maquilas before she got her current job as a clothes inspector at the Minsa plant.
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