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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But the one who will be popular with clock-watchers is the exciting Cityscape.
Professor Malcolm Jones, UWCM: People who work without enthusiasm and clock-watchers John Holden, chief executive, Companies House: Obsessive political correctness and unnecessary occupation of the outside lane.
You've got your clock-watchers, an indoor breed that delight in detail and can veer towards the eccentric.
CLOCK-WATCHERS can settle down for a rare treat tonight.
More importantly, though, was his run at Newmarket last time in a race that had the clock-watchers drooling.
57sec victory on a track that seemed to be running on the slow side, the Frances O'Donnell-trained star left clock-watchers reaching for superlatives.
Saeed Bin Suroor's rising star had earlier signposted his talents with a wide-margin fast-time win in a Newmarket maiden, and his Goodwood success was no surprise to clock-watchers.
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.
CLOCK-WATCHERS were left unsure whether to be astonished or confused and ended up being both after an opening day at Royal Ascot that produced five course records and some almost scarcely credible fast times.
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.
That five-length triumph was sufficient for handicappers to award the filly a whopping rating based on form, but the moderate time has been the subject of much discussion among ardent clock-watchers.