to clock in

Idiom Definition 1

Idiom Definition -

"to clock in"

to begin work by recording or noting the time of arrival


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Idiom Definition 2

Idiom Definition - clock in

"to clock in"

to measure as reaching a certain level


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - clock in

Two coworkers are talking outside a factory...

Coworker 1:  What did you think of the game last night?

Coworker 2:  It was good and I would love to stay and chat with you but we really should get inside and clock in.

Coworker 1:  You are right. Even if we are recorded as one minute late, fifteen minutes are deducted from our pay.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - clock in

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1:  How did you do in the marathon race yesterday?

Friend 2:  I clocked in with a time of four hours and forty-four minutes.

Friend 1:  Wow! That's great! You must be happy.

Friend 2:  It is a good time for me.

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to clock in - Gerund Form:

Clocking in five minutes late every day causes a large reduction in your paycheck.

to clock in - Examples:

1)  It's kind of weird: it doesn't feel like a job where you clock in at nine and you go at five.

2)  They may clock in around 213,000 units, an increase of 13% year-on-year.

3)  ... is that these previous three albums combined still clock in under an hour.

4)  Runners not only have to clock in at 75 checkpoints along the route, they have to meet the cut-off time ...

5)  ... and the other miners clock in on their way to the mine, they say they have no guarantee they ...

6)  Shopping online, a six-pack of Gillette Fusion blades clocked in at an impressive $33.49 last week.

7)  ... is accused of reckless driving after police say he clocked in at 110 mph in his 2013 Audi S8 in a posted 70 mph zone.

8)  The company's top line expansion clocked in at 10.7 percent, compared to the year-ago quarter.

9)  ... and taking delivery of slips of paper indicating they had in fact clocked in to work.

10)  ... her of hundreds of dollars of pay by failing to accurately record the time she clocked in, or the overtime she worked.

11)  We did the same hours as the men, clocking in at 7.30am and leaving at 5pm, ...

12)  ... clocking in and clocking out according to prescribed hours can, in fact, be counterproductive ...

13)  ... especially if trouble at work leads to women clocking in more hours, as it often does.

14)  ... my employer just recently started having exempt employees start clocking in and out, ...

15)  ... this film, clocking in at over 150 minutes, drags on for no good reason.

16)  However, it's still easy to mindlessly sip your calories when a 16-ounce size clocks in at least 210 calories.

17)  Norway, in fourth position, clocks in at 220 per cent, and in seventh place comes Sweden.

18)  The rear camera sensors clocks in at a 5-megapixel resolution, ...

19)  Plain milk, meanwhile, clocks in at 90 calories and 12 grams of sugar.

20)  The spot is also running in an extended version online that clocks in at more than two minutes.