One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Register one's departure from work by means of an automatic recording clock.‘the night shift were clocking off’
- ‘I count out my drawer in record time and barely remember to clock out before I rush through the store and out the front doors.’
- ‘Miners at troubled Hatfield Colliery near Doncaster have clocked out for the last time.’
- ‘We may end up clocking in and clocking out, so let's tie the employer down.’
- ‘Sadly, on Friday, November 7, he clocked out for the last time.’
- ‘I never clocked off at weekends or holidays and it's the same with farming.’
- ‘I don't wake up in the morning, clock in at nine and clock out again at five.’
- ‘You don't see highly successful people clocking out of the office every afternoon at five.’
- ‘When the student workers clocked out, this group was still defiantly seated in the same place, tables still soiled.’
- ‘Mr Stead said all four workmates clocked out from Tyco Plastics in Armytage Road, Brighouse at 7.53 pm on August 2 last year.’
- ‘Workers on the first and second shifts followed suit by clocking out two hours early as well.’
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