Meaning of clock watcher

clock' watch"er

Pronunciation: [key]
  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.
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