clock-watching

clock-watch|ing [ `klak,watʃıŋ ] noun uncount
the practice of not concentrating on your work because you wish it was time to stop
╾ clock-watch|er noun count

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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  • clock-watching — noun paying excessive attention to the clock (in anticipation of stopping work) • Hypernyms: ↑attention, ↑attending * * * clock watcher, clock watching see ↑watch the clock below. • • • Main Entry: ↑clock * * * clock watching UK …   Useful english dictionary

  • clock-watching — watch the clock to keep looking to see what the time is because you are eager to stop what you are doing. A lot of clock watching goes on during the general lectures, especially in the second hour …   New idioms dictionary

  • clock-watching — UK [ˈklɒkˌwɒtʃɪŋ] / US [ˈklɑkˌwɑtʃɪŋ] noun [uncountable] the practice of not concentrating on your work because you wish it was time to stop Derived word: clock watcher noun countable Word forms clock watcher : singular clock watcher plural clock …   English dictionary

  • clock-watching — noun see clock watcher …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • clock-watching — See clock watcher. * * * …   Universalium

  • clock-watching — noun continually looking at the time to see how much longer one has to work or study …   Wiktionary

  • 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 — 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 — 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-watch — verb be overly keen not to work more than one s allotted hours. Derivatives clock watcher noun clock watching noun …   English new terms dictionary

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