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Definition of clock-watch in English:


[no object] (often as noun clock-watching)
(Of an employee) be overly keen not to work more than one’s allotted hours: you’ll not find any mention of clock-watching in my references
More example sentences
  • Hayley Turner and Saleem Golam are clock-watching for a different reason at present.
  • Her brief does not appear to have included clock-watching or time and motion.
  • He objected to the time limit and threatened £40 fine for transgressors because his wife has trouble getting around and they found it hard to shop while clock-watching.


Pronunciation: /ˈklɒkwɒtʃə/
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.
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