walk the floor

walk the floor

To pace back and forth, to and fro around a room. I was a nervous wreck, walking the floor for hours waiting for the doctors to give me an update on his condition. I could hear him up there walking the floor as he tried to come up with a solution to the problem.
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walk the floor

Fig. to pace nervously while waiting. While Bill waited for news of the operation, he walked the floor for hours on end. Walking the floor won't help. You might as well sit down and relax.
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walk the floor

Pace up and down, as in In former times expectant fathers walked the floor, but now they often are labor coaches, or The baby was colicky, so she walked the floor with him all night.
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References in classic literature ?
He came to me at once to make sure of this, and remained to walk the floor gloriously as he told me what recognition means to gentlemen of the artistic callings.
Judge Driscoll began to walk the floor in a state of pleased excitement; but presently he stopped, and began to think--began to think of Tom.
"Though why you shouldn't, no mortal knows," he said, in a gayer tone; and, getting up, he began to walk the floor.
He would then walk the floor, and seek to justify Covey by saying he expected I deserved it.
"That tells the traders they have 15 seconds to complete their trade for the day." Mr Pitt, who also got to sign the book of official bell ringers and walk the floor of the stock exchange, said: "It was really fun and we are very lucky to have offices around the world." He is a former pupil at Bridgnorth Endowed School and Oldbury Wells School.
That tells the traders they have 15 seconds to complete their trade for the day." Mr Pitt also got to sign the book of official bell ringers and walk the floor of the stock exchange.
Visitors can also pre-book tours of the hall by booking a "Walk the Floor Tour" where you will have the rare privilege of being able to "walk" on the floor itself.
"All you needed to do was walk the floor at ProMat 2017," says Trebilcock.
The September 8th issue of Picking Perfection suggested that in a busy warehouse or distribution center, dozens or hundreds of order pickers walk the floor with carts and clipboards or scan guns to pick orders for shipping.
My team and I will walk the floor and look to uncover hidden opportunities that can add value.
Instead, users wearing Google Glass with the application downloaded could walk the floor, using the software to monitor systems and get instant updates about performance and quotas.
WALK THE FLOOR It's essential to have hard-wearing flooring in a hall - a high traffic area.
Brand names famous and obscure at the starting line of a race where the iPad is already a speeding dot near the horizon.It's impossible to walk the floor at this year's International Consumer Electronics Show without stumbling across a multitude of keyboard-less touch-screen computers
However, it's a good bet that Apple will soon develop enterprise office apps allowing you to view operations reports as you walk the floor.
One of my first jobs is to walk the floor making sure it looks presentable and tidy.