building\ a\ watch
- An act which requires a great deal of precision.Used in engineering and building trades, usually in the negative.Joe: Why Pete, that two-by-four is 15 feet, 6 and 37 sixty-fourths inches long. Pete: Easy, Joe, we're not building a watch here.
Pete: Hey, Joe, how long is that two-by-four?
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