Definition of “be watching the clock” - English Dictionary

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“be watching the clock” in British English

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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)