clock-watcher
noun Date: 1911 a person (as a worker or student) who keeps close watch on the passage of time • clock-watching noun

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • clock-watcher — clock watcher, clock watching see ↑watch the clock below. • • • Main Entry: ↑clock * * * ˈclock watcher [clock watcher clock watchers] noun ( …   Useful english dictionary

  • clock watcher — noun a worker preoccupied with the arrival of quitting time • Hypernyms: ↑idler, ↑loafer, ↑do nothing, ↑layabout, ↑bum * * * noun : a worker having the habit of overfrequently consulting a timepiece * * * clock watching …   Useful english dictionary

  • clock watcher — {n. phr.}, {informal} A worker who always quits at once when it is time; a man who is in a hurry to leave his job. * /When Ted got his first job, his father told him to work hard and not be a clock watcher./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • clock watcher — {n. phr.}, {informal} A worker who always quits at once when it is time; a man who is in a hurry to leave his job. * /When Ted got his first job, his father told him to work hard and not be a clock watcher./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • clock-watcher — noun A person who is eager for time to pass (e.g., at work or school), especially when faced with an undesirable task. The teacher had a heart to heart talk with the student who was a clock watcher, stressing the importance of putting his mind to …   Wiktionary

  • clock\ watcher — n. phr. informal A worker who always quits at once when it is time; a man who is in a hurry to leave his job. When Ted got his first job, his father told him to work hard and not be a clock watcher …   Словарь американских идиом

  • clock-watcher — clock watch·er (klŏkʹwôch ər) n. A person who is eager for the time to pass, as at work or school.   clockʹ watch ing n. * * * …   Universalium

  • clock watcher — clock watching. 1. an employee who demonstrates lack of interest in a job by watching the time closely to be sure to stop work as soon as the workday or shift is over. 2. any person who watches the time closely, as in expectation of some news or… …   Universalium

  • clock watcher — n. someone a worker or a student who is always looking at the clock. □ There are four clock watchers in our office. □ People who don’t like their jobs can turn into clock watchers …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • clock-watcher — See: clock watching …   English dictionary

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