(entered for 04.29.06)
Meaning: watching something won’t make it happen faster. Idiom and uses.
Rewrite 1: a watched phone never rings
Rewrite 2: a waited job never finishes
Rewrite 3: the hair on my head never grows
Rewrite 4: paint on the wall never fades
Comment: Of course it does – it just doesn’t seem to.
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