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a watched pot never boils

Definition of a watched pot never boils

  1. —used to mean that time passes very slowly when one is waiting for something to happen if that is the only thing one is thinking about.



Word by Word Definitions

watchplay watched
  1. :  to keep vigil as a devotional exercise

    :  to be awake during the night

    :  to be attentive or vigilant

  1. :  the act of keeping awake to guard, protect, or attend

    :  the state of being wakeful

    :  a wake over a dead body

  1. :  a usually rounded metal or earthen container used chiefly for domestic purposes (as in cooking or for holding liquids or growing plants)

    :  any of various technical or industrial vessels or enclosures resembling or likened to a household pot

    :  potful

  1. :  to place in a pot

    :  to pack or preserve (as cooked and chopped meat) in a sealed pot, jar, or can often with aspic

    :  to shoot with a potshot

  1. :  marijuana

  1. : potential

    : potentiometer

neverplay
  1. :  not ever :  at no time

    :  not in any degree :  not under any condition

boilplay boils
  1. :  to come to the boiling point

    :  to cook in boiling water

    :  to become agitated :  seethe

  1. :  a localized swelling and inflammation of the skin resulting from infection of a hair follicle and adjacent tissue, having a hard central core, and forming pus

  1. :  the act or state of boiling

    :  a swirling upheaval (as of water)

    :  a boiled dish of seafood, vegetables, and seasonings


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