dead-end job

dead-end job
,dead-end `job noun count
a job that provides you with no chance of getting a better job

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

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  • dead-end job — UK US noun [countable] [singular dead end job plural dead end jobs] a job that provides you with no chance of getting a better job Thesaurus: types of job or workhyponym general words relating to jobs …   Useful english dictionary

  • dead-end job — UK US noun [C] ► a job which does not offer any opportunity for improving your situation: »Despite having a degree in journalism, he got stuck in a dead end job at an insurance company …   Financial and business terms

  • Dead-end job — A dead end job is a job in which there is little or no chance of progressing and succeeding into a higher paid position. Such work is usually unskilled and the phrase usually applies to those working as shelf stackers, cleaners, or other menial… …   Wikipedia

  • dead-end job — UK / US noun [countable] Word forms dead end job : singular dead end job plural dead end jobs a job that provides you with no chance of getting a better job …   English dictionary

  • ˌdead-end ˈjob — noun [C] a job that provides you with no chance of getting a better job …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • dead end — n 1.) a street with no way out at one end 2.) a situation from which no more progress is possible come to/reach a dead end ▪ The negotiations have reached a dead end. 3.) dead end job a job with low wages and no chance of progress …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • dead end — dead ends 1) N COUNT If a street is a dead end, there is no way out at one end of it. Syn: cul de sac 2) N COUNT: oft N n A dead end job or course of action is one that you think is bad because it does not lead to further developments or progress …   English dictionary

  • dead-end — [ded′end΄; ] for vi. [ ded΄end′] adj. 1. having only one exit or outlet [a dead end street] 2. giving no opportunity for progress or advancement [a dead end job ] ☆ 3. [after Dead End, a play (1935) by Sidney Kingsley about New York slum life]… …   English World dictionary

  • dead-end — dead′ end′ adj. 1) cvb terminating in a dead end 2) cvb offering no possibility for advancement: a dead end job[/ex] 3) cvb living in the slums: a dead end kid[/ex] 4) cvb to terminate in a dead end • Etymology: 1885–90 …   From formal English to slang

  • dead end — noun (C) 1 a street with no way out at one end 2 a situation from which no more progress is possible: come to/reach a dead end: The negotiations have reached a dead end. 3 dead end job a job with low wages and no chance of progress …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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