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on someone's watch

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on someone's watch

adverb phrase

During someone's tenure of responsibility; while someone is in charge, esp of protection: Jerusalem and the West Bank were lost to Jordan and the Arab world on his watch

[1980s+; fr the nautical setting of watches, the designating of officers and crew members who run the ship for a specified period]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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