walk the floor

walk the floor

Fig. to pace nervously while waiting. While Bill waited for news of the operation, he walked the floor for hours on end. Walking the floor won't help. You might as well sit down and relax.
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walk the floor

Pace up and down, as in In former times expectant fathers walked the floor, but now they often are labor coaches, or The baby was colicky, so she walked the floor with him all night.
See also: floor, walk
References in classic literature ?
He came to me at once to make sure of this, and remained to walk the floor gloriously as he told me what recognition means to gentlemen of the artistic callings.
Judge Driscoll began to walk the floor in a state of pleased excitement; but presently he stopped, and began to think--began to think of Tom.
Though why you shouldn't, no mortal knows," he said, in a gayer tone; and, getting up, he began to walk the floor.
He would then walk the floor, and seek to justify Covey by saying he expected I deserved it.
The floor will be open to visitors for 10 days from Friday, August 7, with daily Walk The Floor tours and Night on the Tiles events in the evenings.
Providing safety coaches who walk the floor to provide helpful coaching to employees in safe lifting and other safe practices.
The September 8th issue of Picking Perfection suggested that in a busy warehouse or distribution center, dozens or hundreds of order pickers walk the floor with carts and clipboards or scan guns to pick orders for shipping.
My team and I will walk the floor and look to uncover hidden opportunities that can add value.
As I move through my clinical rotations and walk the floor as a hospital CNA, I often hear nurses talking, with both hope and apprehension, about how President Obama's Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act will affect all of us in the very near future.
WALK THE FLOOR It's essential to have hard-wearing flooring in a hall - a high traffic area.
I like being able to walk the floor, and talk to possible suppliers.
It's impossible to walk the floor at this year's International Consumer Electronics Show without stumbling across a multitude of keyboard-less touch-screen computers
As Palu takes the brand forward, he says he'll always have the words of his old Disney boss ringing his head - "you've got to walk the floor.
One of my first jobs is to walk the floor making sure it looks presentable and tidy.
Attending trade shows sponsored by vendors or industry associations is a sizeable investment for any company, whether you send someone to walk the floor, or sponsor a booth where staff presents products and information to potential buyers.