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idioms involving clock
On the clock
During working hours
The factory workers are not allowed to smoke while on the clock.
With extreme regularity
Every Monday morning, like clockwork, our boss lectures us about surfing on the Internet.
Around the clock
24 hours per day
The engineers have been working around the clock to finish the prototype in time for the trade show.
An employee who works the required hours but doesn't care about the job
Two of our team members are totally dedicated to the project and two are clock-watchers.
Kill the clock
To waste the remaining time until a deadline or the end of a game
The basketball team was winning with 20 seconds left in the game so they passed the ball around to kill the clock.