How to use busywork in a sentence
So make haste this week to tie up loose ends, especially the busy work of returning calls and emails.
“I try to find as much time as I can in my busy work schedule to just chill out,” she has said.
Before our busy work was done, day was glancing in through the coloured panes of the fine old chamber.
Then follows an hour of busy work, bringing wood to camp and packing browse.Woodcraft and Camping | George Washington Sears (Nessmuk)
"Busy work" with such materials would be worth while indeed,—yet easy to obtain as they are, they are almost never seen in use.Froebel's Gifts | Kate Douglas Wiggin
Other Idioms and Phrases with busywork
Activity meant to take up time but not actually be productive. For example, We have to put in an eight-hour day, even if we do nothing but busy work. [c. 1840]
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