|1.||spider on the wall|
Closely related to fly on the wall.
In party positions, someone who would be considered a fly on the wall except they are less concerned with the situation at hand, and more concerned with finding any fly on the wall. A spider on the wall's intent could be for benefit, malice, or curiosity.
The more aggressive, attentive or insightful fly on the wall of flies on walls.
Sometimes, one who moves about a party trying to pick up someone who is hardly talking or interacting with anyone.
Synonyms: A wallmower in relation to a wallflower.
Similar to spider on the ceiling, and a toad on the lilly pad.
"She was just sitting there, listening to everything we said, and pretty soon someone was going to notice, so i silently left and sat near her until she got uncomfortable and left the room. Should I follow after her? I guess I'm the spider on the wall."