bear watching
bear watching
to need close, attentive observation or monitoring. •

This problem will bear watching.

This is a very serious disease, and it will bear watching for further developments.

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{v. phr.} 1. To be worth watching or paying attention to; have a promising future. * /That young ball player will bear watching./ 2. To be dangerous or untrustworthy. * /Those tires look badly worn; they will bear watching./ Compare: KEEP AN EYE ON.

Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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