Meaning of “make-work” in the English Dictionary

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"make-work" in American English

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make-worknoun [ U ]

us /ˈmeɪk ˌwɜrk/

unimportant work given to someone to keep that person busy

(Definition of “make-work” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

"make-work" in Business English

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make-worknoun [ U ]

uk us US

jobs that are given to people, especially by a government, to stop them from being unemployed:

Senior State Department officials took the decision to divert $286 million to short-term "make-work" projects.

(Definition of “make-work” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)