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English definition of “clock-watching”

clock-watching

noun [U] uk   /ˈklɒkˌwɒtʃ.ɪŋ/ us    /ˈklɑːkˌwɑːtʃ-/ disapproving
the act of repeatedly looking to see what time it is in order to see how much longer you have to workLaziness and lazy peopleAvoiding action
clock-watcher
noun [C] uk   /ˈklɒkˌwɒtʃ.ər/ us    /ˈklɑːkˌwɑːtʃ.ɚ/
(Definition of clock-watching from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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