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on-the-job

[on-th uh-job, awn-] /ˈɒn ðəˌdʒɒb, ˈɔn-/
adjective
1.
done, received, or happening while in actual performance of one's work:
on-the-job training.
Origin of on-the-job
1935-1940
First recorded in 1935-40
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  • It's just on-the-job training—you go out with old officers and learn how to dust for prints and take pictures and fingerprints.

    Warren Commission (7 of 26): Hearings Vol. VII (of 15) The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy
  • They found the on-the-job engineering office for the ship in a small dome half a mile from the construction dock.

    The Cosmic Computer Henry Beam Piper
  • on-the-job training, however, does provide a means for mobility within the industrial labor force.

    Area Handbook for Romania

    Eugene K. Keefe, Donald W. Bernier, Lyle E. Brenneman, William Giloane, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole
  • Few workers have professional school training; most acquire their skills through short courses or on-the-job training.

    Area Handbook for Romania

    Eugene K. Keefe, Donald W. Bernier, Lyle E. Brenneman, William Giloane, James M. Moore, and Neda A. Walpole

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