breathing down someone’s neck: closely watching or supervising someone, often causing pressure or discomfort
Extreme Motivation: The Cafe That Won’t Let You Leave Until Your Work Is Done
Not all cafes are for relaxing. Tokyo’s Manuscript Writing Cafe is for writers and artists who need to focus. It has a very strict rule: you can’t leave until you finish your work!
The cafe provides a monitoring system. When you arrive, you must write down your goals and deadline. The staff will ask about your progress every hour. You can choose how often the staff checks on you. With the most strict option, the staff will stand behind you, breathing down your neck. The manager says you must finish your work even if it means staying after closing time.
If you need motivation and can follow their strict rule, this cafe might be the perfect place for you!
1.My boss was breathing down my neck all day, so I couldn’t relax for a minute.
2. The coach was breathing down the players’ necks during practice to make sure they worked hard.
3. When my mom breathes down my neck while I do my homework, it makes me nervous.