Meaning of “watching brief” in the English Dictionary

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"watching brief" in Business English

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watching briefnoun [ C, usually singular ]

uk us

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.

(Definition of “watching brief” from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)