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eyeservice

[ ahy-sur-vis ]
/ ˈaɪˌsɜr vɪs /
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noun

work or service done only when the employer is watching.

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Origin of eyeservice

First recorded in 1520–30; eye + service1
eyeservant, eyeserver, noun
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