busy work

busy work (uncountable)

  1. (idiomatic, chiefly, US) Work or activity performed with the intention or result of occupying time, and not necessarily to accomplish something productive; routine work of low priority undertaken for the sake of avoiding idleness.
    Until we have a system clearly established, entering more data is just busy work.
  • French: bassotage
  • German: Beschäftigungstherapie
  • Spanish: terapia ocupacional

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