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punch

(pŭnch),
An instrument for making a hole or indentation in some solid material or for driving out a foreign body in such material.
[L. pungo, pp. punctus, to stick, to punch]

punch

An instrument for making a small circular hole in material or tissue, esp. the skin.
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Other thesps, including Schweiger, punch the clock.
When it's time to punch the clock and leave Ruthie B's he lets everyone know by playing "Goodnight Sweetheart (It's Time To Go)."
These folks have paid their dues, seen this industry go through turmoil more times than I am sure they care to remember, yet seem to have some need to just keep jumping into the fire; now's the time to punch the clock for the last time and head for greener pastures.