watching brief


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watching brief

n to hold or keep a watching briefeine Kontrollfunktion ausüben; he holds a watching brief for the Government over all aspects of industrial developmenter ist der Regierungsbeauftragte zur Überwachung der gesamten industriellen Entwicklung
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Telford and Wrekin Council is one of the co-applicants behind the plans, and Newport Town Council has promised to "maintain a watching brief on this long-term major construction and development".
He is taking more of a watching brief during this transfer window, but nonetheless knows what he wants to see from both current members of theArsenalsquad and potential new signings.
The site, on the Rockfield Road, Monmouth, was given planning permission without a condition for an archaeological watching brief after Monmouthshire's advisers, Glamorgan-Gwent Archaeological Trust, said that such a condition would be "excessively onerous".
Lawyer Halim Ashgar Mohd Hilmi held a watching brief for the Bar Council, while lawyer Wan Aizuddin Wan Mohammed held a watching brief for Najib.
Lawyer Wahome Thuku was watching brief for the former Nairobi Central Business District Association chairman.
The former Udinese coach, who has brought former Chelsea winger Gabriele Ambrosetti to Wales as his assistant, adopted a watching brief (right) last night.
She then posted a career-best effort when third in the Lonsdale Cup at York, staying on stoutly over two miles after taking a watching brief in the early part of the race.
Due to the possibility of unearthing archaeological remains during construction, the Glamorgan-Gwent Archaeological Trust are providing a watching brief for the duration of the scheme.
Ilori, a starter in all three Group B games, was reduced to a watching brief for the Germany encounter due to a thigh complaint, but the Liverpool defender's frustration was outweighed by his delight at the performance.
Having been dismissed for 19 on the first day of the County Championship Division Two fixture, Kevin Pietersen was confined to a watching brief as his side kicked on from their commanding overnight position to declare on 563 for seven, before the hosts reached 124 for two in reply to trail by 439.
JOHN GOSDEN is keeping a watching brief on the ground at Deauville and has yet to confirm Kingman a starter in tomorrow's Prix Jacques le Marois.
A WATCHING brief looks the wise move for Japanese Moto GP qualifying, writes Phil Agius.