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mind the store

verb phrase

To attend to routine business; carry on: Who'll mind the store while Mr Clinton is overseas?

[1970s+; fr the joke about the dying man who, finding by patient inquiry that all his children are at his deathbed, inquires testily who is minding the store]


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Idioms and Phrases with mind the store

mind the store

Attend to local or family matters, as in Ask Dad for permission; he's minding the store while Mom's away. This expression transfers looking after an actual business to more general activities. [ ; second half of 1900s ]
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