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clock-watcher Syllabification: clock-watch·er
(also clock watcher)

Definition of clock-watcher in English:


An employee who is overly strict or zealous about not working more than the required hours: his lamp burned throughout the night; he was no clock-watcher
More example sentences
  • In a nation of clock-watchers, Gustav stood out.
  • But the anecdotal evidence about the others - the clock-watchers - is piling up.
  • Their jobs will be taken by sloppy, indifferent clock-watchers.


Pronunciation: /ˈkläk ˌwäCH/ /ˈkläk ˌwôCH/
Example sentences
  • I clock-watched a lot more than normal, especially after they scored their first goal.
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