Posted by Marcus on November 07, 2000
In Reply to: Clean your clock?? posted by Bob on October 27, 2000
: : : I'm looking for the origin of the phrase "clean your clock". HELP!!
: : I haven't been able to find the origin of this one. Anyone have any ideas?
: Two (speculative) ideas: the threat to hit someone in the face, since clockfaces have long been associated with human faces. Second, threatening a blow so violent it would blow the dust off the gears and inner mechanism of a clock, a veiled reference to shaking up the brain enough to scramble your senses. Pure guesswork.
: To clock somebody: gauge speed using traditional navigational instruments, radar or gps sensors.
To clock somebody: punch their lights out while they aren't looking.