make-work definition

  • noun:
    • Work of little value assigned or taken on only to hold somebody from being idle.
    • a task or task assigned or undertaken with regard to activity or busy-ness, rather than considering a particular need.
    • energetic work of litle worth, including projects written by educators to students maintain all of them busy whilst the teacher performs various other tasks, or chores done to while away time; also called busywork.
    • active work of small value

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