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clock watcher

noun
1.
an employee who demonstrates lack of interest in a job by watching the time closely to be sure to stop work as soon as the workday or shift is over.
2.
any person who watches the time closely, as in expectation of some news or event.
Origin of clock watcher
1885-1890
First recorded in 1885-90
Related forms
clock watching, noun
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