Definition of clock in in English:

clock in

(British clock on)

phrasal verb

  • Register one's arrival at work by means of an automatic recording clock.

    ‘staff should clock in on arrival’
    • ‘In one supply factory, workers were reportedly ordered not to clock in on Sunday to avoid detection of overtime hours.’
    • ‘Workers who clock in while ill cost their employers 20 percent more per day than employees who take time off.’
    • ‘Makeup must be worn at all times when working; employees should clock in only after changing and putting on makeup.’
    • ‘Jefferson County, Alabama is calling time on fraudulent overtime claims by making non-salaried employees clock in with their fingerprints.’
    • ‘The first were time card machines in the early 20th century, which automated factory workers clocking in and out.’
    • ‘The New Year's first arrival to Colchester clocked in at 2.25 am.’
    • ‘The legal staff that clock in at the Fitzroy centre display a fervent commitment to their job, which goes beyond the ‘pail’ of money.’
    • ‘The software and terminals can be linked with biometric equipment to verify the identity of all who electronically clock in.’
    • ‘Softworks is one of the few companies in the world to facilitate an honour-based company culture where employees do not clock in.’
    • ‘I've heard plenty of reports of people clocking in for friends who are off driving taxis around Heathrow.’
    • ‘If consultants accept this deal, it is only a matter of time before they will be clocking in and out with the cleaning and catering staff.’
    • ‘Even if people don't have to religiously clock in and out each and every day.’
    • ‘Biometric readers can also help prevent employee ghosting, where one employee clocks in an absent or late coworker by swiping his or her card.’
    • ‘The other supervising waitress had already clocked in and was on duty.’
    • ‘That morning he had trouble sleeping and clocked in half an hour early at Northern Straw.’
    • ‘When an employee clocks in or out, the employee scans his or her identification badge and a barcode representing the job the person is doing.’
    • ‘She was fired some three months ago after protesting against the company's policy of forcing employees to work overtime while not clocked in.’
    • ‘The designated boxes are commonly found wherever employees clock in, she said.’
    • ‘He was still staring at me when I walked in and clocked in on the register.’
    • ‘It is freedom from the morning commute, clocking in and out, tea breaks, and overtime.’