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paying excessive attention to the clock (in anticipation of stopping work)

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CLOCK-WATCHER Graham Bradley will be playing cat and mouse in today's Tote Gold Cup, ready to pounce on winter warmer Couldnt Be Better.
Working long hours might impress the boss or even win promotion - but clock-watchers are likely to have the last laugh, a study shows, as they are at less risk of a potentially fatal stroke or heart attack.
Working long hours might impress the boss, but clock-watchers are likely to have the last laugh, a study shows, as they are at less risk of a potentially fatal stroke .
Her workouts have had the clock-watchers rubbing their eyes in disbelief and I would much rather back her than either of the Irish superstars who have been on the go all season.
No-one wants to see us become a nation of clock-watchers," Mr Barber added "But a more sensible and grown up attitude to working time could cut out needless unpaid hours and help more people into work.
An icon for the disaffected, the put-upon, the clock-watchers and the daydreamers, here was a man with his finger constantly and gleefully on the self-destruct button.
However, it's essential viewing for habitual clock-watchers as it centres on a stressed out IT worker who, after a visit to the occupational hypnotherapist, becomes so relaxed he quits his job for the zen-like pursuit of "doing nothing".
Clock-watchers won't be able to peel their gaze away from the colorful red, yellow, orange and green Pine Ridge logo that adorns the clock's stark, white face and contrasts impeccably with its black plastic housing.
Keyed Entry (Prado), 40-1: Another Pletcher product, the Wood show horse has impressed the clock-watchers but not the students of stamina.
Mr Foster assured concerned clock-watchers the time would be correct next year.
We're not saying that we should turn into a nation of clock-watchers.
Regional secretary Roger McKenzie said: "We're not saying that we should turn into a nation of clock-watchers.
But residents of Herefordshire appear to be clock-watchers who leave the office as soon as they can.
Such children become clock-watchers, lying in bed and growing increasingly frustrated as time passes and they are unable to sleep.