mind the shop

Definition of mind the shop

British
:to be in charge of a place when the person who is usually in charge is not there
  • Who's minding the shop while the boss is away?

Word by Word Definitions

mind play
  1. : recollection, memory

  2. : the element or complex (see 1complex 1) of elements in an individual that feels, perceives, thinks, wills, and especially reasons

  3. : the conscious mental events and capabilities in an organism

  1. : remind

  2. : remember

  3. : to attend to closely

shop play
  1. : a handicraft establishment : atelier

  2. : a building or room stocked with merchandise for sale : store

  3. : a small retail establishment or a department in a large one offering a specified line of goods or services

  1. : to examine goods or services with intent to buy

  2. : to hunt through a market in search of the best buy

  3. : to make a search : hunt


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