[ ahy-sur-vis ]
/ ˈaɪˌsɜr vɪs /
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work or service done only when the employer is watching.
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OTHER WORDS FROM eyeserviceeyeservant, eyeserver, noun
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How to use eyeservice in a sentence
He was prepared to find among the men in his crew the average amount of laziness and eye–service, of ill–temper and jealousy.Fighting the Sea|Edward A. Rand
Nor was this an unwilling obedience, an eye-service constrained by fear or force.
He knew he could not give up these things—eye-service, lip-service, heart-service—of which he had supped so thirstily.Little Novels of Italy|Maurice Henry Hewlett
Those who undertake the task are only actuated by gain, and you can expect but eye-service.Olla Podrida|Frederick Marryat (AKA Captain Marryat)
His was no eye-service; his conscience was engaged in his work and he did it efficiently.Verner's Pride|Mrs. Henry Wood