watch the shop

watch the shop

To monitor a particular place or situation, usually while the person who normally does so is away. Would 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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"It has been so overwhelming to watch the shop grow and we're so thankful to each and every one of them for all their hard work helping Freddie.' Heather Ellison-Jones, 30, one of the friends running the shop, said: "As a close group of friends we wanted to pull together to do something that would raise a considerable amount for Freddie's Fight.
Pollard agrees to watch the shop while David and Maya rekindle their relationship - but Jacob is getting jealous.
I'd ride my bike over in the summer, cut the greens in the morning and watch the shop in the afternoon, but there was plenty of time to pitch, chip and putt.
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."
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.