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babysitter test

1. An informal "test" to determine the trustworthiness or integrity of a person by judging whether one would trust that person to take care of one's children. I don't trust him to take my car across the country; he certainly wouldn't pass the babysitter test.
2. A test to determine if a household appliance is easy and intuitive to use, i.e., whether a babysitter would be able to use it with ease. The new smart television is radically advanced, but it also passes the babysitter test: anyone in the house can learn to use it in just a few minutes!
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Once parents add their babysitters to the Sitter app, getting out more often is easy with just a few simple taps of the finger.
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Some of the babysitters tie the small children with ropes so that they may not wander off.
Ms Lisa Dodgson, aged 25, her daughters Amy, aged two, and nine-month-old Rose, and their babysitter Emma Cater, aged 16, were killed in the fire at Scotswood in May 1998.
In the case, a babysitter and the mother of a 4-year-old child determined that the child had just been sexually assaulted in her home by the defendant.
There's a peace of mind that comes with knowing other parents in your community have relied on the babysitter to drive their children around.
Dubai: A worker has been jailed for one year for flashing before a babysitter and touching himself in public although he claimed he was urinating.
This is one where you pay the babysitter - babysitters are going to make a lot of money out of this, I hope.
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A TEENAGE babysitter abused two young sisters live on a webcam after being encouraged by a watching paedophile.
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Once again, as seems to happen every time there's a big game, I was suddenly chief babysitter and left at home to mind our daughter.
WORCESTER - A Webster boy who was under the care of an adult babysitter drowned yesterday afternoon while swimming in Coes Pond at the closed Hillside Beach beside Worcester Housing Authority's Lakeside Apartments.