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punch in (or out)

Definition of punch in or out in English:

North American (Of an employee) clock in (or out): she couldn’t punch in, because there were no time clocks
More example sentences
  • The greatest feeling I get as an entrepreneur is when I go into the back, into the facility here and to see the employees punching out on their time cards to go home and on payday to know that I've contributed to their livelihood.
  • The absolute worst work condition we ever heard about was a 1960's factory where the owner made all workers punch out on the time clock to use the bathroom.
  • I watched her absently walk over to the clock and punch out.
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