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"On the clock" refers to when one is getting paid by the hour and any setbacks are viewed in a positive light, because the longer the job takes the more you get paid.
Ryan: "dammit, we've hit every single red light on the way!"

Kevin: "don't worry about it chief, we're on the clock!"

Ryan: "nuff said."
by Dirty danchez June 29, 2009
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From STEM, an abbreviation short for "Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics", a STEMlord is a pejorative term for a particular kind of person who has studied in these areas at university or works in these fields who holds a pretentious, condescending attitude to anyone who has studied in any other fields, particularly the Arts and Humanities. They typically believe themselves to be more "intelligent" and "rational", while generally remaining incredibly ignorant outside of their areas of expertise and having the charisma of a rotting pig's backside.
"Ugh, I wish Reddit wasn't full of STEMlords the entire goddamn time."
by nopeidontneedanameok October 15, 2015
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to be on the clock or someone to be on the clock is to be underaged (1-12)
Man:ur on the clock you shouldnt be on this website
Underaged:Please!!!

(this is implying that the underaged boy has his age on the clock and he shouldnt be on the specific website,to not be on the clock you need to be ages 13 and up)
by YMCT June 19, 2016
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To be subjected to scrutiny. Loosely coined by viewers, fans, and media associated with the NFL Draft, wherein each pro team has 15 minutes per round during the draft to decide, among many aspiring athletes, who to draft as a player. The NFL Draft draws such media coverage for analysis that each draft selection becomes instantaneous fodder for sports journalism scrutiny.
Aaron's graduation depends on how his grades are for this last semester. He finds out in 12 days, so he is on the clock.

The company's inability to make a decent profit during the last quarter has put them on the clock for this next month; a loss will likely result in heavy firings.
by MJTauthor December 05, 2007
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when a person who normally does not act gay, acts gay for a certain period of time.
did you see chase by that guy a drink...yeh he is on the clock
by guy.... October 09, 2009
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