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  • n. Alternative spelling for busy work.

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Examples

  • A plea from this author friend ... don't judge the whole state and all its residents by our completely idiotic, assinine, time-wasting, busy-work legislature!

    Stuff We Did This Weekend

  • ¬†Filling rat holes with sand, which I guess is something they did in the early 1900's, was brainless busy-work.

    Pounce and What

  • I wasn't terribly excited to discover that Ms.D. seems to favor what I would call the "rote and busy-work" teaching methodology (a lot of copying and a LOT of repetition), it certainly has been proven to work -- though I always found it rather disengaging and boring as sin, especially if you're the type of student that catches on quickly.

    Day in the Life of an Idiot

  • Sometimes i wonder if these things are more like busy-work to help us feel we are doing something while they grow out of it on their own. deb Said,

    How To Feed A Baby And Not Lose Consciousness Trying | Her Bad Mother

  • Answer: quite a lot of busy-work for the undertaker.

    Angelica Lost and Found by Russell Hoban - review

  • Even more worthy of scrutiny are the reports that the Pentagon requires from contractors, who dutifully write them and then bill the taxpayer for their busy-work.

    The Pentagon Is Serious About Saving Money

  • As far as the creative juices not flowing when I need to work, I tend to try and do the busy-work, which I have to get done.

    Meredith Lopez: Super Mom: Nicole Block

  • There's always busy-work that needs to be done for any given project.

    Meredith Lopez: Super Mom: Nicole Block

  • Interesting that the shortcoming originally was based on an "ethics" matter- maybe this is one area that instruction here as a prerequisite to filing was not planned simply as busy-work.

    Krekorian's Tantrum: A True Diva Moment

  • For Heidegger, the ordinary busy-work of puzzle-solving in mathematics is called "ontic" inquiry, whereas deeper questions about the very nature of the subject matter of this domain are called "ontological."

    enowning

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