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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.Ten Sovereigns 3.25 Curragh SP forecast 2-7 Blew his 24 rivals away with seven-length debut win over course and distance last Saturday and had the clockwatchers purring.
This time Rerouted does get to the front, before a mid-race move by the favourite - which the clockwatchers can scarcely believe - carries Frankel into a six-length lead.
His contempt for the clockwatchers, bureaucrats, and officeholders has only increased.
Besides "The Clockwatchers," Posey will grace screens here in "SubUrbia" and "The House of Yes." The ubiquitous party girl with not be the only arthouse darling basking in the media glow.
He has a happy knack of finding a way to win even if he is not one to always thrill the clockwatchers. Open Check nap The Other Billy 2.29 Kinsley
Denmarknick might not have set the clockwatchers buzzing with his heat win, but his slot in red for the final is likely to prove decisive.
Fire Height Dan had the clockwatchers purring after his trial here last week and Mick Puzey's Peterborough Puppy Derby winner can pass a stern enough test in the 8.30pm.
Lister's Seskin Robert, a finalist last year, can prove too strong for a returning Jurassic Jack in heat seven at 9.36pm, while his Micks Mystic has impressed the clockwatchers in qualifying trials and can make a winning British debut in the finale at 9.50pm.
Yet to really excite the clockwatchers during the competition, Star Amibition has nevertheless been as consistent as anything in it, and particularly with regard to his trapping after a first round lapse.
His sectional times impressed the clockwatchers, too, but the reality is that the Spinning World colt gave a two-length beating to the 13th best two-year-old housed at Ballydoyle last year, based on official ratings.
The clockwatchers who have been religiously recording the halfway times reckon Chart King has a narrow edge, and folk back in Ireland won't have Deerfield Sunset capable of coming from behind him.