count the hours

Definition of count the hours

:to wait eagerly for something
  • He's counting the hours until his retirement.

Word by Word Definitions

count play
  1. : to indicate or name by units or groups so as to find the total number of units involved : number

  2. : to name the numbers in order up to and including

  3. : to include in a tallying and reckoning

  1. : the action or process of counting

  2. : a total obtained by counting : tally

  3. : reckoning, account

  1. : a European nobleman whose rank corresponds to that of a British earl

hour play hours
  1. : a time or office for daily liturgical devotion

  2. : the 24th part of a day : 60 minutes

  3. : the time of day reckoned in two 12-hour periods


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