Definition of watching brief
- They have been keeping a watching brief on the company's financial dealings.
: to keep vigil as a devotional exercise
: to be awake during the night
: to be attentive or vigilant
: the act of keeping awake to guard, protect, or attend
: the state of being wakeful
: a wake over a dead body
: short in duration, extent, or length
: curt, abrupt
: an official letter or mandate (see 1mandate 1)
: a specific instruction or responsibility
: a concise article (as in a newspaper)
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