punch in


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punch in

To press the keys of a keyboard in order to enter data.
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Punch in using a fingerprint; the computer-generated time cards can be edited in Count Me In's spreadsheet-style editor.
On any given day, the majority of FreshDirect's employees, about 1,400 hourly workers, are required to "punch in" by bioscanning their fingerprints at one of the company's 25 or so readers when they begin their shifts, take breaks or check their schedules.
We can't be expected to see every punch in such circumstances - all we can do is try to root out the instigators.