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.
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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
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Translations

clock-watcher

[ˈklɒkˌwɒtʃəʳ] n to be a clockwatchercontrollare con impazienza l'ora or l'orologio (detto di lavoratore)
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