job [ dʒab ] noun ***
▸ 1 work to earn money
▸ 2 particular piece of work
▸ 3 duty
▸ 4 a crime
▸ 5 something of particular type
▸ 6 something computer etc. does
1. ) count work that you do regularly to earn money. When you ask someone about their job, you usually say What do you do? , and not What is your job? The answer would usually be I am a ... or I work as a... , and not My job is... :
job as: She has a job as a restaurant manager.
apply for a job: I've applied for several jobs without success.
get a job: Andy got a job at Krispy Kreme.
find a job (=get a job after looking for one): Emma finally found a Saturday job in a bakery.
offer someone a job: My son has been offered a job in Tokyo.
take a job (=accept a job): I've taken a job at a hotel in Atlanta.
do a job: She's very experienced she's been doing the job for years.
I could never do your job!
quit/leave your job: Dan quit his job after an argument with his boss.
jobs go (=are lost): Over 2000 jobs will go in the shipbuilding industry.
lose your job: Many steelworkers are worried that they'll lose their jobs.
job losses: The auto industry has faced massive job losses.
create jobs: The business venture will create over 1500 new jobs in the area.
job opportunities/prospects: There are not many job opportunities in this part of the country.
job interview: He's attending a job interview this morning.
part-time/full-time job: Many students have part-time jobs.
temporary/permanent job: I've got a temporary job for six months.
out of a job (=without a job): I could be out of a job if things don't improve.
top job (=an important or powerful job): She holds one of the top jobs in the industry.
be in a job (=have a particular job): I've been in this job for five years now.
2. ) count something that you have to do or deal with:
The first job is to decide who to invite.
the job of doing something: No one wanted the job of painting the ceiling.
do a job: Our architects have done a very thorough job.
odd jobs (=small things that you have to do): I've got a few odd jobs to do this weekend.
a ) do a good/great etc. job to do something very well:
You've done a fantastic job of decorating the room.
3. ) singular your duty in a particular situation or organization:
it is someone's job to do something: It's my job to welcome new members to the club.
It's the job of teachers to give their students confidence.
take on a job (=start to do something as a duty): When I took on the job, I didn't know what it would involve.
4. ) count INFORMAL a crime, especially one in which money is stolen:
a bank job
inside job (=a crime committed by someone working within an organization): The police think the robbery was an inside job.
5. ) job or jobby count SPOKEN something of a particular type:
He's bought one of those DVD jobs.
6. ) count something that a computer, printer, etc. does:
Your scan is the third job in the queue.
do the job SPOKEN
if something does the job, you can use it for something, even if it was not designed for this:
I think one of these paper clips will do the job.
do a job on VERY INFORMAL
to hurt someone or damage something
used for telling someone that they have done something well
have a job doing/to do something BRITISH INFORMAL
to have difficulties doing something:
We had quite a job finding your house.
have a job on your hands INFORMAL
to have a difficult piece of work to do:
Whoever gets the post has a real job on their hands.
on the job
1. ) working at a particular job:
Jenkins was put on the job at the last minute.
2. ) while you are working:
Trainee journalists soon learn the importance of deadlines, on the job.
on-the-job training: young diplomats getting on-the-job training

Usage of the words and phrases in modern English. 2013.

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