How to use busywork in a sentence
They’re printers, fax machines, and scanners that create an all-in-one digital hub for office busywork.
Upon her return, she was met with busywork from school, but nothing palpable outside an occasional Zoom call or Google meet-up.
She said that being explicit about mental health was policy busywork and a paperwork nightmare.Taking a mental health day is legit. Just ask the kids. | Petula Dvorak | June 3, 2021 | Washington Post
This may seem like a good idea in theory, but in practice they amount to glorified extra-credit projects and pointless busywork.
Sadly, its most notable achievement is to add layers of red tape and busywork to our already bureaucracy-heavy prison system.
But repeated tests create a uniform sort of busywork, which can turn quickly into malaise.How Space Agencies Are Preparing for a Mission to Mars | Josh Dzieza | February 12, 2011 | THE DAILY BEAST
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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