curtain-twitcher

curtain-twitcher

n
informal a person who likes to watch unobserved what other people are doing
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I don't want to be a curtain-twitcher but it's all about fairness," he said.
Similarly, fighting between fans at football matches is off limits, even though the curtain-twitcher in all of us wouldn't mind having a look.
The whispers became a roar when resident curtain-twitcher Mrs Timmins claimed to have spotted a dishevelled fat man munching on a giant beetle.
Today, they wouldn't last five minutes before the health and safety Gestapo arrived with their hydraulic platform and "rescued" them, tipped off by a curtain-twitcher in the house opposite.
An emergency helpline set up to report mysterious bird deaths has received more than 5,500 calls as every neighbourhood curtain-twitcher turns amateur avian sleuth.
She's found fame playing curtain-twitcher Dot Cotton in BBC1 soap EastEnders, but is now teaming up with The Good Life's Penelope Keith for one-off drama Margery and Gladys.
The new soap sees the former Chigwell vamp Dorien transformed into slightly scary school teacher Rachel, who is a born gossip and looks as if she could give EastEnder Dot Cotton and Corrie's old curtain-twitcher Hilda Ogden a run for their money.
As the audience, it is my duty to lift the denial on the tut-tutting, curtain-twitcher who resides within; who watches our sisters fight over a guy who looks like he plays banjo on the top of a hillbilly outhouse, while feeling that I have the moral upper hand.
But the favourite way for Victor to return to the screen is in a prequel - showing his life before he became the miserable curtain-twitcher viewers learned to love.
One curtain-twitcher told me: "I'd seen this chap touring the area in a Jaguar.
Rather lacks the dash we expect of the French, especially as nearby curtain-twitchers have said they all knew who he was, despite his wearing a hat that reached his chubby shoulders.
As they did, I wondered to myself how much more police time is wasted by no doubt well-intentioned Neighbourhood Watch curtain-twitchers, whose willingness to call in the law evidently matches some people's inclination to dial 999 because they can't find their TV remote control.