watch the clock

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Definition of watch the clock

: to pay close attention to the passing of time on a clock especially : to pay close attention to the time remaining on the clock for a particular part of a game

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“Watch the clock.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/watch%20the%20clock. Accessed 19 Jan. 2021.

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