leaf-raking

noun

: work or a work project designed to relieve the plight of unemployed persons by providing them with gainful employment but having little or no intrinsic value
we shall never again have to resort to leaf-raking as a way of making work for people Henry Wallace

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“Leaf-raking.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/leaf-raking. Accessed 26 Nov. 2022.

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