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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Watching briefs have produced evidence of land use from the Late Bronze Age through to the Post-Medieval period.
Watching brief and excavation of a Romano-British field boundary at NGR SU 18573956, Amesbury.
1998, DERA Boscombe Down, Wiltshire Archaeological Watching Brief, unpublished client report 45311.