watch the clock

watch the clock

to keep looking to see what the time is because you are eager to stop what you are doing I can tell if a film isn't holding my attention because I find myself watching the clock and changing position a lot.
See also: clock, watch
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Pupils now have to watch the clock to ensure they are on time for the next class.
Remember to watch the clock from time to time, so entrancing is it all.
The spotter helps return the bar to the racks and then proceeds to watch the clock for 30 seconds, during which time the athlete prepares mentally and physically to complete the final 2 reps of the set.
People with those skills don't really watch the clock," says Allison, who has hired several former entrepreneurs.
Frustrated by these difficulties, Hall asked Kay whether they could join the firefly luciferase gene to per and simply watch the clock gene in action.
To really watch the clock, The Leash Beaner by Doggles(R) is a carabineer that clips to any leash handle and comes with a stopwatch, compass, clock and mini flashlight.
I watch the clock, noting the time she finishes work to the time the key goes in the lock, then I can relax and sleep.
and don't forget to also watch the clock - it'll cost 5p a minute to log on.