time in(redirected from timed them in)
1. noun An amount of time that was spent in (some place). We had the most amazing time in Puerto Rico. I will always treasure my time in Vancouver.
2. verb To officially record the beginning of one's day or shift at work. A noun or pronoun can be used between "time" and "in." We'd like to remind all employees that they will not be paid for any work they have completed until they have timed in for that shift. Sarah's going to be a couple of minutes late, so she asked me to time her in. I keep forgetting to time myself in when I get into the office.
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time someone in
to record someone's arrival time. I timed you in at noon. Where were you? My job is to time in people.
to record one's arrival time. Did you remember to time in this morning? When did she time in?
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