sidewalk superintendent


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sidewalk superintendent

n. Slang
A pedestrian who stops to watch construction or demolition work.
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side′walk superintend′ent



n.
a spectator at a construction site.
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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.
Sidewalk superintendents 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.”