a watched pot never boils

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Definition of a watched pot never boils

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

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“A watched pot never boils.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/a%20watched%20pot%20never%20boils. Accessed 23 Jan. 2022.

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