to punch out




Idiom Definition 1

Idiom Definition - punch out

"to punch out"

to record your time of departure from work

 

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Idiom Definition 2

Idiom Definition - punch out

"to punch out"

to beat and/or knock out someone with your fists

 

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Idiom Definition 3

Idiom Definition - punch out

"to punch out"

to extract information from a computer using a keyboard

 

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Idiom Definition 4

Idiom Definition - punch out

"to punch out"

to remove a portion of something from something larger

 

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Idiom Definition 5

Idiom Definition - punch out

"to punch out"

to eject from a military aircraft

 

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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - punch out

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1:  Wow. I haven't seen you for a long time. What are you doing for a living nowadays?

Friend 2:  I got a really good job in a factory.

Friend 1:  What's that like?

Friend 2:  I start work at nine in the morning and punch out a five p.m., Monday to Friday.



Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - punch out

Two men are talking ...

Man 1:  I really don't want to fight you.

Man 2:  Well, I'm going to punch you out so you'd better raise your fists.

Man 1:  We'll see who's lying on the ground when it's all over.  OK, let's fight!


Idiom Scenario 3

Idiom Definition - punch out

Two colleagues are talking ...

Colleague 1:  I'm trying to get the latest statistics on our new campaign. Could you help, please?

Colleague 2:  Sure, what do you need?

Colleague 1:  I need last week's numbers on just modern channel sales.

Colleague 2:  Give me a minute and I'll see what I can punch out on the computer.


Idiom Scenario 4

Idiom Definition - punch out

Two friends are talking ...

Friend 1:  Hey, do you want to go ice fishing?

Friend 2:  I've never been ice fishing. How does it work?

Friend 1:  Well, besides the regular fishing gear, all a person needs to do is punch out a hole in the ice.


Idiom Scenario 5

Idiom Definition - punch out

Some paratroopers are getting ready to jump out of an airplane ...

Sergeant:  OK boys. We're ready to go.

Paratrooper:  Is it time to punch out?

Sergeant:   Yes! Go! Go!





to punch out - Usage:

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to punch out - Gerund Form:

Punching out at the end of the day is a satisfying feeling.

Punching out the neighborhood bully can end the bullying.

Punching out the correct information from your computer can be difficult.

Punching out a hole in a wall is often necessary when doing renovations.

Punching out at eight thousand feet can be an exhilarating experience.



to punch out - Examples:

1)  The parts come in sheets of cardboard, stamped and easy to punch out.

2)  We, as parents, don't get to punch out and leave once bedtime comes around.

3)  I work on locomotives, Punch in punch out, 8 hour's, that's it.70,000k a year.

4)  One of the series' most beloved Running Gags is the ability to punch out an annoying reporter on camera. 

5)  They were occasionally even told to punch out for short periods (10-15 minutes) between orders and wait around till orders ...

6)  They were occasionally even told to punch out for short periods (10-15 minutes) between orders and wait around till orders

7)  Although I had already punched out, I stayed behind to help a colleague solve a problem.

8)  ... Latino faggot Yunel was expressing, or the kind shouted at you before you are punched out for being gay on a downtown street?

9)  The language the comic uses up on the stage would get him punched out were he to utter it just a few inches closer to the floor.

10)  At 4:00 that afternoon, I punched out, went home, and prepared myself for the mystical journey that was waiting ...

11)  ... how is that worse than standing on an assembly line punching out bits of plastic that end up in land-fill soon after they leave the shop ...

12)  ... of stress with this form of exercise, and get that satisfying feeling of' punching out' someone who caused upheaval in your day! 

13)  ... count myself in that category most of the time, as I'm usually just punching out snippets of information and sharing photos.

14)  The fingers know where they are when they're punching out words at 90 words/minute and that's all that matters.

15)  After punching out the labels I glued them into the copper settings using the diamond glaze.

16)  ... boy's mother, goes to bad movies, slacks off at work, dutifully punches out an obnoxious dinner companion.

17)  Of all the quad-core chips it punches out, some will have cores that are dead or not up to scratch.

18)  But at a certain time, he punches out and for that day at least, he is finished.

19)  This is more than Neal can handle, and he punches out a television that's playing a clip from Rush Limbaugh's show in which ...

20)  ... the earth, attended to by a hot, also foreign, younger woman who punches out rude interlocutors?