Definition of clock-watcher in English:

clock-watcher

(also clock watcher)

noun

  • An employee who is overly strict or zealous about not working more than the required hours.

    ‘his lamp burned throughout the night; he was no clock-watcher’
    • ‘Their jobs will be taken by sloppy, indifferent clock-watchers.’
    • ‘Most working mothers cite improved focus on their work on returning from leave, and are not distracted clock-watchers.’
    • ‘She was always a true racer, not a clock-watcher.’
    • ‘In a nation of clock-watchers, Gustav stood out.’
    • ‘But the anecdotal evidence about the others - the clock-watchers - is piling up.’
    • ‘With your information, you'll be able to plea-bargain your way out of it by scapegoating some unsuspecting clock-watcher.’

Pronunciation

clock-watcher

/ˈklɒkwɒtʃə/