to clock out

Idiom Definition

Idiom Definition - clock out

"to clock out"

to leave work especially by recording or noting time of departure


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - clock out

Two colleagues are talking ...

Colleague 1:  The boss just gave us a rush job that has be done today before we clock out.

Colleague 2:  Looks like a long day.

Colleague 1:  I suppose I had better call my wife and tell her I won't be home for dinner.

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - clock out

Two neighbors are talking in the lobby of their apartment building ...

Neighbor 1:  I have noticed that you always get home at five-thirty every day. Don't you ever have to work late?

Neighbor 2:  No. I always clock out at five o'clock.

Neighbor 1:  Lucky you.

to clock out - Usage:


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to clock out - Gerund Form:

Clocking out early is not permitted.

to clock out - Examples:

1)  ... restaurants, bars, and catering companies and get instantly paid as soon as they clock out -- and with the option to continue working with the venue ...

2)  A train driver in Spain reached the end of his shift and decided to clock out and go home.

3)  ... part of the job description, others can strictly cut off work communication once they clock out.

4)  They're allowed to clock out up to one minute early.

5)  ... being tied to your desk from the minute you walk into your office until you clock out.

6)  ... has developed apps for iOS and Android that enable employees to clock in, clock out, take a break, submit time sheets, change tasks, etc. 

7)  Clients feel like freelancers don't really care, they just clock in, clock out.

8)  ... the respect and dedication of your team if you clock in at 9:00 a.m., clock out at 5:00 p.m., and take a two-hour lunch break each day.

9)  ... have decided to show up at work early in order to be able to clock out early in the evening, ...

10)  I loved my job, but it was difficult to clock out early on Sundays to make it for Mass.

11)  Walk into a meeting looking happy. Don't just clock in and clock out; make it a point to get to know your coworkers on a personal ...

12)  ... workday ends, she is free to focus on independent projects. When you clock out, you're done.

13)  ... but remember this person doesn't have an 8 to 4, clock in clock out job.

14)  ... and you have staff who clock in and clock out and you're the owner/manager who has to do all the administration and ...

15)  When her pager beeped with a reminder to clock out for the day, she ignored it, ...

16)  ... when they clocked out of work at five o'clock and drank as much as they could force down ...

17)  Most days the band arrived at their East London studio at 9am and clocked out at 5pm.

18)  ... had called home to say he had clocked out of work and was headed home because the family was supposed to take a ...

19)  ... employees were subjected to compulsory security searches as they clocked out to leave work, ...

20)  ... took on a second job two years ago, driving a taxi after he clocked out from work.