How to use busywork in a sentence
If anything the work the two cops and the maintenance guy were doing deserves more respect and probably helped a lot more people.
Why, some might be asking, am I being so harsh on their work so soon after they died?
“I love my job and I love my city and I am committed to the work here,” he said in a statement.The Golden State Preps for the ‘Red Wedding’ of Senate Races|David Freedlander|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Bush busy engaging constituents on both sides of the same-sex marriage debate ahead of the 2004 presidential election.
So it might be me projecting my desires onto Archer to want to just get away from work for a few weeks.‘Archer’ Creator Adam Reed Spills Season 6 Secrets, From Surreal Plotlines to Life Post-ISIS|Marlow Stern|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
I was busy loading the piece when an exclamation of surprise from one of the men made me look up.
Sleek finds it far harder work than fortune-making; but he pursues his Will-o'-the-Wisp with untiring energy.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills
With him one is at high pressure all the time, and I have gained a good many more ideas from him than I can work up in a hurry.Music-Study in Germany|Amy Fay
In fact, except for Ramona's help, it would have been a question whether even Alessandro could have made Baba work in harness.Ramona|Helen Hunt Jackson
It will be a busy session; and I want to see if I can't become a useful public man.Elster's Folly|Mrs. Henry Wood
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]