Idioms about job
- to destroy, defeat, damage, or confound thoroughly: The thugs did a job on him—he'll be in the hospital for a month.
- to deceive, persuade, or charm glibly; snow.
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Other definitions for job (2 of 3)
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How to use job in a sentence
They’re very upset that we’ve done such a good job with the vaccine.Election live updates: Trump returns to Wisconsin; Biden to face live audience at town hall|Colby Itkowitz, Felicia Sonmez, John Wagner|September 17, 2020|Washington Post
College students, searching for a way to get job-ready, flocked to the platform from Northern Italy to South-East Asia, to all over the United States.Forage, formerly InsideSherpa, raises $9.3 million Series A for virtual work experiences|Natasha Mascarenhas|September 17, 2020|TechCrunch
It’s hard not to be happy with the job we’re doing, that I can tell you.Timeline: The 124 times Trump has downplayed the coronavirus threat|Aaron Blake, JM Rieger|September 17, 2020|Washington Post
If those are attributable to the novel coronavirus, we’ve already moved out of good-job territory.Trump blames blue states for the coronavirus death toll — but most recent deaths have been in red states|Philip Bump|September 16, 2020|Washington Post
After a pause during lockdown, lenders from Citigroup to HSBC Holdings have restarted cuts, taking gross losses announced this year to a combined 63,785 jobs, according to a Bloomberg analysis of filings.The incredibly shrinking banking sector is heading for near-record job losses this year|Bernhard Warner|September 16, 2020|Fortune
Then add in all bored people, as well as people whose job it is to report on celebrities.Sia and Shia LaBeouf’s Pedophilia Nontroversy Over ‘Elastic Heart’|Marlow Stern|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
That officer fretting about his “stance,” we learn, is plagued by PTSD that cripples him both on the job and at home.'Babylon' Review: The Dumb Lives of Trigger-Happy Cops|Melissa Leon|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Eric Garcetti succeeded Villaraigosa and has received high marks in his first year and a half on the job.The Golden State Preps for the ‘Red Wedding’ of Senate Races|David Freedlander|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
“I love my job and I love my city and I am committed to the work here,” he said in a statement.The Golden State Preps for the ‘Red Wedding’ of Senate Races|David Freedlander|January 9, 2015|DAILY BEAST
It has nothing to do with the regulatory job he is nominated for.Sen. Warren’s Main Street Crusade to Pressure Clinton|Eleanor Clift|January 8, 2015|DAILY BEAST
Elyon is the name of an ancient Phœnician god, slain by his son El, no doubt the “first-born of death” in Job xviii.
Thus was the man left entirely to the devil, not even his life being reserved, as in the case of Job.
The majority pick up a job when they can, but are inevitably idle and suffering two-thirds of the time.Glances at Europe|Horace Greeley
I'm somewhat puzzled to know why they didn't stand pat and make a clean job of us both.Raw Gold|Bertrand W. Sinclair
I have recently found out that she was christened Tabitha—or, anyhow, would have been, if the clergyman had known his job.First Plays|A. A. Milne
British Dictionary definitions for job (1 of 2)
- actively engaged in one's employment
- British taboo engaged in sexual intercourse
- to buy and sell (goods or services) as a middlemanhe jobs in government surplus
- British to buy and sell stocks and shares as a stockjobberhe jobs in blue chips
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British Dictionary definitions for job (2 of 2)
- a Jewish patriarch, who maintained his faith in God in spite of the afflictions sent by God to test him
- the book containing Job's pleas to God under these afflictions, attempted explanations of them by his friends, and God's reply to him
Cultural definitions for job
In the Old Testament, a man whose faith was severely tested by Satan, with God's permission. Job was the most prosperous and happy of men, who faithfully praised God for God's goodness. In order to get him to curse God, Satan destroyed all that Job owned, killed his children, and struck Job himself with vile sores from head to foot. False friends of Job's suggested that he should abandon his beliefs (see Job's comforters). But even in absolute misery, Job would not curse God, saying instead, “The Lord gave, and the Lord hath taken away: blessed be the name of the Lord.” As a reward for his steadfast faith, God healed Job and “gave him twice as much as he had before.”
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Other Idioms and Phrases with job
see do a job on; hatchet man (job); lie down (on the job); on the job; put-up job; snow job; soft job.