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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CLOCKWATCHER Mo passes Big Ben as he stands on top of the pod
Clockwatcher Jim Farry tried to call time on the big cup final party.
TIME is standing still in Swansea - because the official clockwatcher has stopped their hands in protest at his job being axed after 30 years.
The first clockwatcher is financial trader Nick (Jason Bateman) who's mercilessly bullied by the sadistic Dave (Kevin Spacey - pretty much reprising his role from Swimming With Sharks).
But the slow revelation of that conflict is what differentiates the play from so many other clockwatcher comedies.
A rampant clockwatcher and a stickler for filling in the correct forms, she'll go out of her way to make things as difficult as possible for anyone who has the misfortune to venture near her desk.
Clockwatcher Nick (Jason Bateman) is bullied by the sadistic Dave (Kevin Spacey).
They trawl the web and return thousands of matches to your query faster than the office clockwatcher bolting for the door at five.
Companies will not want to employ the proverbial clockwatchers - people who spend more time thinking about the weekend than that day's tasks.
He has a happy knack of finding a way to win even if he is not one to always thrill the clockwatchers.
Kingman created a huge stir when winning by six lengths on his debut at Newmarket last June, setting clockwatchers into a state of near frenzy.
The visitors defended that slender advantage with admirable tenacity but OLs were more than a touch aggrieved at the end, the Bericote Road clockwatchers claiming that the referee blew up seven minutes short of the allotted 80 let alone adding any stoppage time.
And clockwatchers should apply - it comes with a PS31,200 salary.
IT was a case of deja vu for clockwatchers in Huddersfield.
His contempt for the clockwatchers, bureaucrats, and officeholders has only increased.