--from "Moby-Dick; or, The Whale" (1851) by Herman Melville
Daughter of slain officer surprised when several of her late father's fellow officers cut in on father-daughter dance. abcn.ws/1iKU7F4
All the papers lead with news that a group of centrist senators is furiously working behind the scenes to try to cut the cost of the economic stimulus plan that now clocks in at around $935 billion, give or take a billion or two.
In what USA Today describes as "a maneuver to reverse a stinging House rejection of the plan," the Senate added several popular measures to the original bill. How many? Well, just think of it this way: The rescue package began as a three-page proposal by the Treasury Department and now clocks in at 451 pages.
phrasal verb of cut
to record the time you arrive at work on a special machine:
What time did you clock in this morning?
Clocking-in time is 9.00 a.m.
WordNet: clock inNote: click on a word meaning below to see its connections and related words.
The verb has one meaning:
Meaning #1: register one's arrival at work
Synonyms: punch in, clock on
Antonym: clock out (meaning #1)