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mind the shop

To monitor a particular place or situation, usually while someone is away. Will you mind the shop while I'm in this meeting? One of the suspects remained at the entranceway to mind the shop while the other two began loading the stolen goods into the truck.
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mind the shop

be temporarily in charge of affairs.
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mind the ˈshop

(British English) (American English mind the ˈstore) be in charge of something for a short time while somebody is away: Who’s minding the shop while the boss is abroad?
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