clock-watcher


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clock-watch·er

(klŏk′wôch′ər)
n.
A person who pays close attention to the passage of time and is often eager for the time to pass, as at work or school.

clock′-watch′ing n.

clock-watcher

n
(Industrial Relations & HR Terms) derogatory an employee who checks the time in anticipation of a break or of the end of the working day
clock-watching n
Translations

clock-watcher

[ˈklɒkˌwɒtʃəʳ] n to be a clockwatchercontrollare con impazienza l'ora or l'orologio (detto di lavoratore)
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Time stood still in Swansea as the official clock-watcher protested at his job being axed after 30 years.
It's easy to be a clock-watcher but it's what you do while you're at work that counts.
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.
LATE-COMER: Jermaine Beckford arrives at Goodison Park on Tuesday after many fans had already arrived, and (inset) clock-watcher extraordinary, Harry Catterick.
He said he was divorced but, although he would always stay and have a drink and a chat with me on our own, he was a bit of a clock-watcher and never stayed much past 10.
Q I have to leave work at 5pm sharp to collect my daughter and I'm worried people will label me a clock-watcher.
It is hard to be a clock-watcher when your neighbor at the next desk is working feverishly on ensuring the complete satisfaction of a disgruntled customer.
All in all, I am afraid The Time Machine turned me into a clock-watcher.
He said he was divorced but while he would always stay and have a drink and a chat with me, he was a bit of a clock-watcher and never stayed much past 10.
Another clock-watcher was Alex Williams who returned from Australia to agree a last-minute one-year deal with Ross County.
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Don't talk about the money, because if that seems to be your main interest people will think you're a clock-watcher.