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Make a timely exit? (5,3)


I believe the answer is:

clock off

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This clue might be a double definition.

'make' is the first definition.
The answer and definition can be both to do with communicating as well as being verbs in their base form.
Perhaps they are linked in a way I don't understand?

'a timely exit?' is the second definition.
Although both the answer and definition are verbs in their base form, I cannot see how they can define each other.

Can you help me to learn more?

(Other definitions for clock off that I've seen before include "Register leaving work" , "record time of departure" , "Stop work" , "Leave factory" , "Leave work" .)

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