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.
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He is well handicapped despite his 6lb penalty and the clock-watchers were dancing around in excitement when it was revealed the time was quicker than for the Eclipse.
Clock-watchers, punters and connections had plenty to ponder with over 40 separate trials taking place, and most would have placed a big tick next to the name, Coventry Bees, after Brian Clemenson's highly-regarded performer breezed round in 28.
Working long hours might impress the boss or even win promotion - but clock-watchers are likely to have the last laugh, a study shows, as they are at less risk of a potentially fatal stroke or heart attack.
Working long hours might impress the boss, but clock-watchers are likely to have the last laugh, a study shows, as they are at less risk of a potentially fatal stroke .
Her workouts have had the clock-watchers rubbing their eyes in disbelief and I would much rather back her than either of the Irish superstars who have been on the go all season.
No-one wants to see us become a nation of clock-watchers," Mr Barber added "But a more sensible and grown up attitude to working time could cut out needless unpaid hours and help more people into work.
An icon for the disaffected, the put-upon, the clock-watchers and the daydreamers, here was a man with his finger constantly and gleefully on the self-destruct button.
However, it's essential viewing for habitual clock-watchers as it centres on a stressed out IT worker who, after a visit to the occupational hypnotherapist, becomes so relaxed he quits his job for the zen-like pursuit of "doing nothing".
Or, for clock-watchers, it had been Arnaud Clement and Fabrice Santoro's 6hr 33min classic at the 2004 French Open.
Clock-watchers won't be able to peel their gaze away from the colorful red, yellow, orange and green Pine Ridge logo that adorns the clock's stark, white face and contrasts impeccably with its black plastic housing.
Keyed Entry (Prado), 40-1: Another Pletcher product, the Wood show horse has impressed the clock-watchers but not the students of stamina.
Mr Foster assured concerned clock-watchers the time would be correct next year.
We're not saying that we should turn into a nation of clock-watchers.
Regional secretary Roger McKenzie said: "We're not saying that we should turn into a nation of clock-watchers.