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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The clock watcher can't wait for time--it never proceeds rapidly enough for him.
The clock watchers were drooling over her performance at Newmarket on her debut and the way she travelled and went to the front on the bridle strongly suggested the drop to 5f wouldn't pose her any problems.
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.
The lightly-raced pup set new figures for 450 metres at his home track and had the clock watchers gasping following a 27.