mind the store

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mind the store

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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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West Midlands Assistant Chief Fire Officer Robert Hulland later claimed firefighters could only watch the store on the Stechford Retail Park being destroyed as it did not have the added protection of a sprinkler system.