Dock the pay

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Definition

to dock (one's pay): to remove part of, to reduce (one's salary)
verb
Your pay will be docked for every day you arrive late. We will reduce your salary by $5 for each day you did not arrive on time.
Your allowance will be docked until you clean up your room, Charlie!

Note that dock also means "marina", "harbor", or "jetty":

Sitting on the dock of the bay... (Otis Reading song)

to dock (a ship): to arrive at a port (in a ship)
verb
The captain showed me how to dock the ship correctly. He taught me how to enter the marina safely.

Examples

  • "If you do consent to this scheduled time, be aware that your pay will be docked for the duration of the meeting."
  • "Bruno has asked me to inform you, however, that your pay will be docked for missing a day of work, as you did not mention Thursday in your initial request for time-off."
  • "We don't want to have to dock your pay when you're so gravely ill."
  • "As an incentive for attendance, anyone who isn't present at the seminar will be docked on their next paycheck."

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