watch the store

watch the store

To monitor a particular place or situation, usually while the person who normally does so is away. Would you watch the store while I'm in this meeting? One of the suspects remained at the entranceway to watch the store while the other two began loading the stolen goods into the truck.
See also: store, watch
References in periodicals archive ?
Eliminate any dark spots where someone can lurk outside and watch the store.
Allain said she plans on staying opening later at least one day per week, but wants to watch the store's traffic to figure out what night would be best.
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.