walk the floor

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.
See also: floor, walk
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.
All you needed to do was walk the floor at ProMat 2017," says Trebilcock.
Walk the Floor Tour This is a rare opportunity to see Liverpool's spectacular Grade I listed building in all of its remarkable glory this April, as its famous Minton Tiled flooring will be unveiled.
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.
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.
Attending trade shows sponsored by vendors or industry associations is a sizeable investment for any company, whether you send someone to walk the floor, or sponsor a booth where staff presents products and information to potential buyers.
If you walk the floor (of the convention), you feel sensory overload," says Blake Callaway, VP of brand marketing for Syfy.
Current release: Walk The Floor, a six-track EP available via my website and on iTunes.