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Meaning of “be watching the clock” in the English Dictionary

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be watching the clock

(also have/keep your eye on the clock) to be ​looking to ​see what the ​time is, usually because you are ​bored or ​eager to ​leave: I had a ​train to ​catch, so I was ​watching the clock all through the ​meeting.
(Definition of be watching the clock from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “be watching the clock”
in Chinese (Simplified) (通常因厌烦或急于离开而)老是看表…
in Chinese (Traditional) (通常因厭煩或急於離開而)老是看錶…
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