Definition of a watched pot never boils in English:

a watched pot never boils

phrase

proverb
  • Time seems to drag endlessly when you're waiting for something to happen.

    • ‘Another way of putting it is: a watched pot never boils.’
    • ‘‘Um, I hate to sound cliché, but I thought a watched pot never boils,’ Rachel said with interest.’
    • ‘They say a watched pot never boils, so you might want to do something else at this point.’
    • ‘While you're waiting (because a watched pot never boils, you know!) go outside and cut the culprits down to their crowns.’