on-the-job

[ on-thuh-job, awn- ]
/ ˈɒn ðəˌdʒɒb, ˈɔn- /

adjective

done, received, or happening while in actual performance of one's work: on-the-job training.

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Origin of on-the-job

First recorded in 1935–40
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Idioms and Phrases with on-the-job

on the job

1

At work, busy, as in We've got three men on the job. [Late 1800s]

2

Paying close attention, alert, as in Trust Jim to find out the details—he's always on the job.

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