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

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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Unless someone actually has pointed it out, you're not likely to otherwise notice that the grand master clock watchers at the NCAA have implemented two major nip-tucks to the integrity of a college football game, all in a sublime effort to be more accommodating to the television networks that are trying to cram more and more of these things into a full day of programming.
I don't like boozy lunches or clock watchers," he snarled inspiringly.
Many physicians who took straight salary lost their entrepreneurial spirit and became 9-to-5 clock watchers.
For clock watchers, this cannot be considered the beginning of the end, but it might be the end of the beginning," says Jay C.
Seven groups of US consumers Percentage of Segment adult population Median age Free birds 13 69 Continuing care givers 7 55 New mes 8 55 Second chancers 10 45 First families 30 37 Clock watchers 15 32 Nervous novices 16 31
The time figure she put up when winning at Leicester at the start of the season had the clock watchers drooling and, as she has had a few months off and goes well fresh, she is definitely a player.
TUC general secretary Brendan Barber said, 'No-one says we should turn into a nation of clock watchers, or never put in extra time when there's a sudden crisis or sudden rush.
TUC general secretary Brendan Barber said: "No-one says we should turn into a nation of clock watchers, or never put in extra time when there's a sudden crisis or sudden rush.
We don't want to turn into a nation of clock watchers.
We don't want to turn into a nation of clock watchers but that easily turns into the long hours culture.
The other one to consider is L'Accordioniste, who had the clock watchers drooling when she won a competitive handicap over 2m1f here earlier in the season.
TUC general secretary Brendan Barber said: 'We're not saying we should turn into a nation of clock watchers.
TUC general secretary Brendan Barber said: "We're not saying we should turn into a nation of clock watchers.
We're not saying that we should turn into a nation of clock watchers,' said Ms Williams.