Sidewalk superintendent - definition of sidewalk superintendent by The Free Dictionary
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A pedestrian who stops to watch construction or demolition work.
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a spectator at a construction site.
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References in periodicals archive
The list of negatives to the vaunted PPP program as presently implemented is too long and too grave to take lightly-and so obvious to even sidewalk superintendents
as this reader is.
in Eugene will have plenty to gawk at this summer.
What was so rewarding was to see how the Care Center's residents reacted so positively to our work, with some even pitching in as sidewalk superintendents
. This award is greatly appreciated, but the real reward was the appreciation we felt at the Care Center.”