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 would have to ensure the clocks are changed when they go forward in March and back again in October, and also be responsible for the conservation, restoration and maintenance of timepieces in the Royal Collection, which range from turret clocks to pocket watches at all royal residences around the country, the Mirror reported.
Her workouts have had the clock-watchers rubbing their eyes in disbelief and I would much rather back her than either of the Irish superstars who have been on the go all season.
Not likely, as the clock-watchers would consider such a study a waste of time.
An icon for the disaffected, the put-upon, the clock-watchers and the daydreamers, here was a man with his finger constantly and gleefully on the self-destruct button.
Beneath its cosy pipe and slippers exterior there beat a very dark heart indeed, with Reggie becoming an icon for the disaffected, the put upon, the clock-watchers and the daydreamers.
Keyed Entry (Prado), 40-1: Another Pletcher product, the Wood show horse has impressed the clock-watchers but not the students of stamina.
They won't work for the CIA or the FBI -- and they certainly will not do legal legwork for the clock-watchers at the NLRB.
Furthermore, the clock-watchers suggest she has at least two runs that compare favourably with the best Kiyoshi or Tapestry have shown.
The clock-watchers can revel in their hourly rates but should not try to impose their standards and ideals on the rest of us.
More importantly, though, was his run at Newmarket last time in a race that had the clock-watchers drooling.
KENTUCKY DERBY winner Street Sense had the clock-watchers purring yesterday after putting in an impressive piece of work ahead of his imminent return to racing.
61sec, but it was Ardkill Jamie that really got the clock-watchers buzzing.
Dandy Man put up the best performance by any 5f horse last season when drawn on the wrong side in the King's Stand and looked better than ever recently, while Al Qasi had the clock-watchers drooling on more than one occasion in handicaps.
He is well handicapped despite his 6lb penalty and the clock-watchers were dancing around in excitement when it was revealed the time was quicker than for the Eclipse.