clock-watching love

Definitions

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  • n. continually looking at the time to see how much longer one has to work or study

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. paying excessive attention to the clock (in anticipation of stopping work)

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Examples

  • It was dreadful--the 12-hour days, the crushing boredom, the clock-watching, the joy that I experienced as I walked out the door when the day was over.

    David Murray: Working, in Chicago: An Emotional Guide for New Graduates

  • This year's edition offers further help for clock-watching Americans by including prep and cooking times for each recipe.

    Classics Made New

  • We at the Fix are clock-watching too -- trying to figure out when we might know who will control the House and Senate after tomorrow.

    "Fast Fix": Timing election night

  • Back then, the bored young lifeguards would hover at the poolside, flirting with each other and clock-watching.

    Axing free swimming will hit poor

  • The collective energy of the room can build into a frenzy, unleashing brilliant ideas while everyone has a great time, or it can devolve into yet another boring, BlackBerry-checking, clock-watching drone session.

    The 10 Commandments Of Brainstorming

  • My muscles were at their most sore in the mornings, stiffening up while I slept, but I would prize my protesting body off the bunk and start rowing while it was still dark, resolving not to start clock-watching at least until the sun had come up.

    Rowing the ATLANTIC

  • Animation is far too creative an endeavor to suffer the indignity of clock-watching.

    The Extra-Hours WorkWeek Explained

  • "Again, why is TAG, one of the most creative guilds today that continues to produce such a large amount of revenue for work that is "put up on that screen forever" locked out of negotiations beyond clock-watching?"

    The Extra-Hours WorkWeek Explained

  • Again, why is TAG, one of the most creative guilds today that continues to produce such a large amount of revenue for work that is "put up on that screen forever" locked out of negotiations beyond clock-watching?

    The Extra-Hours WorkWeek Explained

  • ` ` Our guys are somewhat clock-watching right now.

    USATODAY.com

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