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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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For clock watchers, this cannot be considered the beginning of the end, but it might be the end of the beginning," says Jay C.
The other one to consider is L'Accordioniste, who had the clock watchers drooling when she won a competitive handicap over 2m1f here earlier in the season.
TUC general secretary Brendan Barber said, 'No-one says we should turn into a nation of clock watchers, or never put in extra time when there's a sudden crisis or sudden rush.
TUC general secretary Brendan Barber said: "No-one says we should turn into a nation of clock watchers, or never put in extra time when there's a sudden crisis or sudden rush.
We don't want to turn into a nation of clock watchers.
We don't want to turn into a nation of clock watchers but that easily turns into the long hours culture.
TUC general secretary Brendan Barber said: "We're not saying we should turn into a nation of clock watchers.
Clock watchers were at a loss throughout the event, with many winning times making little or no sense.
TUC general secretary Brendan Barber said: 'We're not saying we should turn into a nation of clock watchers.
We're not saying that we should turn into a nation of clock watchers,' said Ms Williams.
The go-ahead for an engineer's survey means good news for Redcar clock watchers.
I don't like boozy lunches or clock watchers," he snarled inspiringly.
The latter, beloved by clock watchers, is unbeaten in three.
The time failed to leave clock watchers gasping but it was the manner of his success that rightfully took the plaudits.