watch the shop

watch the shop

To monitor a particular place or situation, usually while someone is away. Will you watch the shop while I'm in this meeting? One of the suspects remained at the entranceway to watch the shop while the other two began loading the stolen goods into the truck.
See also: shop, watch
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Watch the shop assistant carefully as you pay for your goods.
That information could then be sent to trading standards' officers who could watch the shop to see if the alcohol was being sold direct to under-age drinkers.
Wilson says: "I'm not prepared to watch the shop be decimated by silly licence applications, and if Coral and Ladbrokes don't have the balls to object, then we will take action.
If you don't and LFC move, watch the shops & pubs shut down.