make-work project(redirected from a make work project)
A project with little value intended primarily to keep one busy. ("Make-work" is a name for such work, similar to "busywork.") A: "Why are you sorting all this paperwork?" B: "Ugh, it's some make-work project the boss has come up with to keep me occupied for the next couple of weeks."
See also: project
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