mind the store

mind the store

To monitor a particular place or situation, usually while someone is away. Will you mind the store while I'm in this meeting?
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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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you have to mind the store back home, and I do think he has traveled the state in an effort to get that back on track," McCaul added.
Each summer, Agnes hired one of her nieces to help mind the store.
Many in the creative community are wondering who's going to mind the store.
Yes, someone needs to mind the store today, but Future Connect provides the opportunity to identify and begin working on who's going to mind it tomorrow, and the next day, as well.
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.
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.
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.
Shop owners required their children to mind the store.