watching brief

noun

Definition of watching brief

British
: an act of watching the actions of a person or organization to make sure nothing illegal or wrong is being done They have been keeping a watching brief on the company's financial dealings.

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“Watching brief.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/watching%20brief. Accessed 25 Jan. 2021.

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