soft job

An easy job or task, as in He really has a soft job—his assistants do nearly all the work. This colloquial expression uses soft in the sense of “involving little or no hardship or discomfort.” It was first put as soft employment in 1639.

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How to use soft job in a sentence

  • He was piling it on so that when the next Christmas-tree comes along, he may find a soft job waiting for him.

    A Duet | Arthur Conan Doyle
  • The impression that being a Christian is a soft job inevitably brings our religion into contempt.

    A Labrador Doctor | Wilfred Thomason Grenfell
  • soft job like this one wot we've nicked on ter ain't goin' ter slip through 'is fingers fer a little tongue-waggin'.

  • But he is incapable of construction, so he merely preaches the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, which is a soft job.

    The New Warden | Mrs. David G. Ritchie
  • Where'd be the sense in them giving the glad hand to the guy who's got it in him to do them out of a nice soft job?

    Linda Lee, Incorporated | Louis Joseph Vance