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watching briefnoun [C, usually singular]

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if someone has or is given a watching ​brief on something, someone has ​asked them to ​check on and give a ​report about what is ​happening in a particular ​situation or in a particular ​business, etc.: have/keep/maintain a watching brief on sth Potential ​investors are ​keeping a watching ​brief on the ​fund.
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