- work or service done only when the employer is watching.
Origin of eyeservice
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Examples from the Web for eye-service
His was no eye-service; his conscience was engaged in his work and he did it efficiently.Verner's Pride
Mrs. Henry Wood
Nor was this an unwilling obedience, an eye-service constrained by fear or force.
Those who undertake the task are only actuated by gain, and you can expect but eye-service.Olla Podrida
Frederick Marryat (AKA Captain Marryat)
Word Origin and History for eye-service
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