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busywork

[biz-ee-wurk] /ˈbɪz iˌwɜrk/
noun
1.
work assigned for the sake of looking or keeping busy.
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50; busy + work
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  • Cutting out this busywork makes it possible to use earlier scientific evaluations for new applications.
  • At best it was busywork that gave him time to seek out more appropriate challenges.
  • Don't sign off on anything yet, but get the busywork done.
  • Read, study and get the busywork done while it's cold outside.
  • Such a change could make one instance of academic busywork a genuinely meaningful exercise.
  • Instead, many overworked teachers seek students' submission through mindless busywork.
  • Kids cited boring teachers, uninteresting courses, and busywork as reasons.

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