busy work

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Work or activity performed with the intention or result of occupying time, and not necessarily to accomplish something productive; routine work of low priority undertaken for the sake of avoiding idleness.
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Until we have a system clearly established, entering more data is just busy work.

Submitted on September 01, 2009

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