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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 Learners 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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