a watched kettle never boils

a watched kettle never boils

If you are waiting for something to happen, obsessively checking it does not make it happen faster. A variation on the more common phrase, "a watched pot never boils." Would you stop refreshing the page? The results will be posted soon enough, and a watched kettle never boils!
See also: boil, kettle, never, watch
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They say a watched kettle never boils - so what if you could bypass the whole kettle part and go straight to the boiled water?