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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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.
So we were slightly startled by the name of a cafe, which dates back to the 15th century, called Clockwatchers.
The son of Old Vic bolted up on his debut at Downpatrick last month in a time that had clockwatchers slavering over their watches.
Along Came Polly, The Whole Nine Yards, The Longest Yard, Clockwatchers, Lost In Space.
Those impressed by Jill Sprecher's wry 1997 debut, office comedy Clockwatchers may well wonder where she's been since.
We're not saying we should turn into a nation of clockwatchers,or that no-one should put in extra work when there's an emergency or a rush of orders, but many people are clearly putting in the equivalent of an extra day every week.
Nayef impressed clockwatchers as he enjoyed a blow-out over four furlongs of the tracks, leaving Hills to describe his mount as ``absolutely spot on''.
WOOLLEY, supra note 108, at 129 (arguing that even though it seems to avoid "partisan manipulation," the Fed "tries to lie low" during presidential elections); Of Bulls and Bears and Financial Clockwatchers, ECONOMIST, Nov.