mind the store

mind the store

 and watch the store
Fig. to take care of local matters. Please stay here in the office and mind the store while I go to the conference. I had to stay home and watch the store when Ann went to Boston.
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mind the store

Attend to local or family matters, as in Ask Dad for permission; he's minding the store while Mom's away. This expression transfers looking after an actual business to more general activities. [Colloquial; second half of 1900s]
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Mind the Store campaign advocates hailed it as a victory for consumers' health and the environment.
We need someone who is willing to stay and mind the store," she said, promising she would do so "until they vote me out of office or drag me out dead.
Horace's two clerks, Cornelius Hackl (Drew Stairs) and Barnaby Tucker (Jeff Ellis), disobey his request that they mind the store while he's gone, and take the train down to the city hoping to find romance and adventure.
This promotion, which offers ten successful loan applicants the chance to win 100gms gold each, has been specially designed, keeping in mind the store of value that gold continues to provide in the current economic environment," he noted.
Much of the new stringency, indicated Lozoff, is a migration into credit unions of the higher director standards that washed across corporate America in the aftermath of the Enron and similar scandals and resulting legislation such as Sarbanes-Oxley, which made unmistakable that directors have a duty to mind the store, to question management and to independently review strategies and balance sheets.
Good, solid, fundamental defensemen who can stay home and mind the store.
Though the boutique was attracting more and more customers, Tappin had only that morning window to make additional products since she had to mind the store.
I will just kind of keep things on a status quo and mind the store until the board hires a superintendent.
Partnering with an MNSP to help mind the store can alleviate the pressure on IT staffs to assume responsibility for daily IT maintenance.
While everyone is rushing to be more technologically advanced, someone also needs to mind the store that takes care of book and magazine collections, and to preserve them at any cost.
The consensus is that some smaller retailers will stay at home to mind the store.
By combining the necessary products and services into InTouch, Motorola MND can mind a retailer's network so retailers can mind the store.
SPENCER - After some town meeting voters charged that officials were failing to mind the store when it comes to building maintenance, selectmen have established a group that will study town-owned facilities and estimate how much should be spent on their annual upkeep.
After thieves recently stole tools and glass inventory, he locks the doors unless Joyce can be there to mind the store.
While many smaller retailers apparently stayed at home to mind the store, the retailers whose order-writing can make or break a market were here.