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sidewalk superintendent

noun, Informal.
1.
a bystander who watches the building, demolition, repair, or other work being done at a construction site.
Origin
1945-1950
1945-50
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sidewalk superintendent

noun phrase
  1. A person who watches excavation or other construction work, usually through a hole in the surrounding fence
  2. Any amateur critic or observer (1930s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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