clock-watcher

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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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Competitive games after school or on Saturday mornings were dealt a savage blow by clock-watching teachers even before the PC army stuck its oar in.
Some critics have harped on how tedious the film is: the endless clock-watching, Margaret carving her desk over and over again, the slow-motion shots of people doing odd sorts of things throughout the day.
With Americans' insistence on clock-watching, it's no wonder that two-thirds prefer daylight saving time over standard time," said Robinson.
Whether you want to create an impact with a fashionable retro timepiece or always be on time with a bang-up-to-date digital clock, there are hundreds of styles out there to choose from to make clock-watching a pleasure.
The fact that they were on holiday and chatting (not cackling, that's for witches) at the checkout is not really relevant, as clock-watching doesn't come into the equation when you're on holiday.
Now, about the ball gown for clock-watching Cinderellas.