off the clock


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off the clock

1. Not currently engaged in one's work; finished with one's normal working day or assigned hours. We're all going down to shoot some pool if you want to join us once you're off the clock. You know I can't have any alcohol until I'm off the clock!
2. Of a taxi (and by extension, its driver), not currently engaged to carry a passenger or having an active meter. The taxi knew I had a long drive that would be worth his while, so he agreed to wait for me off the clock.
See also: clock, off
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