English version

make-work

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishmake-workˈmake-work noun [uncountable]  American EnglishBUSY/HAVE A LOT TO DO work that is not important but is given to people to keep them busy
Examples from the Corpus
make-workUnfortunately, when Graham left office Governor Martinez ignored the system, and it quickly degenerated into make-work.Should we ask people to risk their lives for the sake of make-work?Another 1.8 million people are in what amounts to make-work jobs.
From Longman Business Dictionarymake-workˈmake-work noun [uncountable] American English work that is not important but is given to people to keep them busyThey want to move from their make-work jobs into more challenging ones.
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