Idioms about clock
- during all 24 hours; ceaselessly.
- without stopping for rest; tirelessly: working around the clock to stem the epidemic.
Origin of clock1
Words nearby clock
Other definitions for clock (2 of 2)
Origin of clock2
How to use clock in a sentence
The body clock shifts, making it easier to stay up late and harder to wake early.
This clock can distinguish between different colors of light.
In the future, even more precise atomic clocks could provide further information about what makes the universe tick.The universe might have a fundamental clock that ticks very, very fast|Emily Conover|July 13, 2020|Science News
They had bedrooms next to the rooms where their animals were being deprived so they could monitor around the clock.
So the merchants of bad, as we call them, are just going at us around the clock trying to sell us their wares.
France 24 is providing live, round-the-clock coverage of both scenes as they progress.
The wine cellar—one of the best in the world—survived World War II and is guarded around the clock.
They thrive on packed schedules, they say, and take pleasure in working around the clock.How the Property Brothers Became Your Mom’s Favorite TV Stars|Kevin Fallon|November 25, 2014|DAILY BEAST
He becomes increasingly paranoid by the societal fixtures around him—a ticking clock, a ringing phone.‘Interstellar’ Is Wildly Ambitious, Very Flawed, and Absolutely Worth Seeing|Marlow Stern|November 7, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Bill Haley had kicked rock off with “Rock Around the Clock,” but Elvis Presley made it an international phenomenon.
The night wore on, and the clock downstairs was striking the hour of two when she suddenly awakened.The Homesteader|Oscar Micheaux
The clock struck ten, and clerks poured in faster than ever, each one in a greater perspiration than his predecessor.The Posthumous Papers of the Pickwick Club, v. 2(of 2)|Charles Dickens
As it came near, it proved to be the clock, with a sail hoisted, and the Goblin sitting complacently in the stern.Davy and The Goblin|Charles E. Carryl
A clock was put above the spot where the fountain stood, in April, 1852, which cost £60.
The tower has four clock faces, pinnacles at the angles, and a steep slate roof and is 120 feet high.
British Dictionary definitions for clock (1 of 2)
- under pressure, as to meet a deadline
- (in certain sports, such as show jumping) timed by a stop clockthe last round will be against the clock
Derived forms of clockclocker, nounclocklike, adjective
Word Origin for clock
British Dictionary definitions for clock (2 of 2)
Word Origin for clock
Other Idioms and Phrases with clock
In addition to the idioms beginning with clock
- clock in
- clock is ticking, the
- clock up
- against the clock
- beat the clock
- clean someone's clock
- like clock-work
- set back (the clock)
- stop someone's clock
- stop the clock