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Everyone who is entered in the transplant program is clocked in to the second. To the second, Denny. You were clocked into the second and so was the other guy, I checked with UNOS. The difference between when you entered the program and when he entered the program is 17 seconds. That's it Denny. 17 seconds. I mean, its not even the length of a decent kiss. So this other guy, I'm not saying that he doesn't deserve this heart. I'm sure he does, but so do you! So do you. And if you tell me anymore crap about heading towards the light or looking down on me from heaven I swear I will kill you myself right now!
"Grey's Anatomy" 17 Seconds (2006) - Memorable quotes
Would you tell me what "clocked in to the second" mean here, the dictionary says "clock in" means "to record the time when you arrive at work", but it seems not work here
In the second line of the quote 'clocked into' is a typo or a mistake in transcription. The time when patients are admitted is recorded 'to the second'.
So what I understand from the context is that candidates for heart transplants are placed on the list according to when they clock in - not only do they record the day and the hour and the minute but also the second. So poor old Denny clocked in 17 seconds after the one who's going to be given the heart transplant.
Hope this is clear?