watch the clock Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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watch the clock

disapproving to often ​notice the ​time and ​wish that it was ​later, ​especially when you are doing ​work that you do not like
(Definition of watch the clock from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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