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Sentence count:16Posted:2017-02-06Updated:2020-07-24
Similar words: make wayframeworkthe working classbe worthforewordin the worldworkworksMeaning: n. active work of little value. 
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1. Orders assigning him to the Simonova's mission were make-work, a temporary solution at best.
2. In some departments there is too much make-work.
3. I call this the make-work bias, a tendency to underestimate the economic benefits of conserving labor.
4. They have insisted on make-work rules to require more people or more time to perform a given task.
5. Otherwise, many infrastructure projects will end up resembling make-work, and house prices will fall.
6. It remains to be pointed out that government make-work is necessarily inefficient and of questionable utility.
7. One could go on to cite such make-work practices in many other fields.
8. Unemployment has been masked by job subsidies and make-work schemes, but it is likely to climb back above 4m next year.
9. Another 1.8 million people are in what amounts to make-work
10. Her style of government has turned out to be a marvellous make-work scheme for political scientists, contemporary historians and political commentators.
11. Unfortunately, when Graham left office Governor Martinez ignored the system, and it quickly degenerated into make-work.
12. Should we ask people to risk their lives for the sake of make-work?
13. Although much of that investment will no doubt boost China's competitiveness in the long run, billions have also flowed to make-work, vanity projects of dubious quality.
14. And yet, there is one context in which economists talk about job scarcity in the same terms as an ordinary layman guilty of make-work bias.
15. We need a narrative of episodes of severe unemployment that does not embody crude make-work bias but does not deny the existence of large amounts of involuntary unemployment.
16. Unemployment, which has been held down before the election by wage subsidies and make-work schemes, is sure to rise soon after the polling stations close.
More similar words: make wayframeworkthe working classbe worthforewordin the worldworkworksat workworkoutwork outnetworkworkerwork offwork atwork upall over the worldmakeout of workpaintworkteamworkworkshopmakerpatchworkworking outworkplaceremakemake formake itmake up
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