Last modified on 23 May 2014, at 14:19

make-work

EnglishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From make +‎ work.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

make-work (uncountable)

  1. (chiefly US) An activity or task assigned or undertaken for the sake of activity or busy-ness, rather than because of a particular need. [from 20th c.]
    • 2011, Steven Pinker, The Better Angels of Our Nature, Penguin 2012, p. 802:
      They are more sympathetic to immigration, free markets, and free trade, and less sympathetic to protectionism, make-work policies, and government intervention in business.

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