sidewalk superintendent
noun Date: 1940 a spectator at a building or demolition job

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  • sidewalk superintendent — ☆ sidewalk superintendent n. Informal an onlooker at a construction or demolition site …   English World dictionary

  • sidewalk superintendent — 1. n. someone who out of curiosity watches excavations being dug and buildings being built. □ All day, the lines of sidewalk superintendents oozed by. □ I don’t want any advice from a sidewalk superintendent. 2. n. any critic. □ If another… …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • sidewalk superintendent — noun : one that watches demolition or construction work in progress * * * Informal. a bystander who watches the building, demolition, repair, or other work being done at a construction site. [1945 50] * * * sidewalk superintendent, Informal. a… …   Useful english dictionary

  • sidewalk superintendent — noun A passer by or other person who watches work at a construction project from a sidewalk or other vantage point. Syn: kibitzer …   Wiktionary

  • sidewalk superintendent — Informal. a bystander who watches the building, demolition, repair, or other work being done at a construction site. [1945 50] * * * …   Universalium

  • sidewalk superintendent — Synonyms and related words: TV viewer, beholder, bird watcher, bystander, drugstore cowboy, eyewitness, gaper, gazer, gazer on, girl watcher, goggler, kibitzer, looker, looker on, observer, ogler, onlooker, perceiver, percipient, seer, spectator …   Moby Thesaurus

  • sidewalk superintendent — side′walk superintend′ent n. a spectator at a construction site …   From formal English to slang

  • sidewalksuperintendent — sidewalk superintendent n. Slang A pedestrian who stops to watch construction or demolition work. * * * …   Universalium

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