make-work make-work

Definition(s):

  • (n) active work of little value

Usage(s):

  1. It's a little like those make-work proclamations Congress periodically busies itself issuing declaring November Reading Readiness Month, or somesuch.
  2. This issue is busy make-work for you to keep you away from tasks better left to the reality-based community that actually have an effect on policy.
  3. We don't need bogus DNC crank make-work for SDS union slackers and tenured Ivy jerks.

News

  1. 'Grown Ups 2' aims low, hits the mark

    REVIEW:The gang’s all here for Adam Sandler’s latest lowbrow make-work project, another pointless romp through Sandlerland.
    on July 12, 2013     Source: Minneapolis-St. Paul Star Tribune

  2. MOVIES: Adam Sandler's latest make-work movie is shovel-ready

    The gang’s all here for “Grown Ups 2,” Adam Sandler’s latest lowbrow make-work project for all the ex-jocks, jockcasters, “Saturday Night Live” has-beens and other hangers-on he keeps on payroll.
    on July 11, 2013     Source: The Kitsap Sun

Quotes

  • The stimulus program is "not just about creating make-work jobs. It's about creating jobs that will make a lasting difference for our future," Obama told several hundred scientists at the NIH campus in suburban Maryland.
    on Sep 30, 2009 By: Barack Obama Source: Los Angeles Times

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