clock watcher

clock watcher

noun
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 event.

Origin:
1885–90

clock watching, noun
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clock watcher definition


  1. n.
    someone—a worker or a student—who is always looking at the clock. : People who don't like their jobs can turn into clock watchers.
Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions by Richard A. Spears.Fourth Edition.
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