clock-watcher

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clock-watcher

One who often checks the time during an activity or event, as due to boredom and/or a desire to leave. He's a total clock-watcher, so I doubt that he likes his job.

clock-watcher

someone -- a worker or a student -- who is always looking at the clock, anticipating when something will be over. There are four clock-watchers in our office. People who don't like their jobs can turn into clockwatchers.

clock watcher

n. someone—a worker or a student—who is always looking at the clock. People who don’t like their jobs can turn into clock watchers.
See also: clock, watcher
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The clock watchers were drooling over her performance at Newmarket on her debut and the way she travelled and went to the front on the bridle strongly suggested the drop to 5f wouldn't pose her any problems.
We do not want to turn Britain into a nation of clock watchers.
No one is suggesting we turn into a nation of clock watchers, but maybe it's time we give ourselves a break.
EXPERIENCED clock watchers in Millennium Place will have noted one of the council's top officers teeing up more excuses for not putting back the Time Zone installation.
For those clock watchers, who keep looking at the clock and worrying about '2am .
But frustrated clock watchers are going to have to wait at least three more weeks.
Lough Electric in Dryden is not a place for clock watchers.
Clock watchers will tell you the time was very ordinary but he seemed to win with any amount in hand and could be a class above today's rivals including the filly Ninita who also has a 100 per cent record having scored at 50/1at Wolverhampton on debut.
Apparently, they assume that the Taliban consists entirely of nine-to-five clock watchers.
We do not want to turn Wales into a nation of clock watchers, and few mind putting in extra effort from time to time when it is needed, but it is too easy for extra time to get taken for granted and then expected every week.
Unless someone actually has pointed it out, you're not likely to otherwise notice that the grand master clock watchers at the NCAA have implemented two major nip-tucks to the integrity of a college football game, all in a sublime effort to be more accommodating to the television networks that are trying to cram more and more of these things into a full day of programming.
We don't want to turn into a nation of clock watchers but that easily turns into the long hours culture.
The time failed to leave clock watchers gasping but it was the manner of his success that rightfully took the plaudits.
I don't like boozy lunches or clock watchers," he snarled inspiringly.