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job

Synonyms of job in English:

noun

  • 1 my job involves a lot of travelling
    position of employment, position, post, situation, place, appointment, posting, placement, day job;
    occupation, profession, trade, career, work, field of work, line of work, line of business, means of livelihood, means of earning a living, walk of life, métier, pursuit, craft;
    vacancy, opening;
    Scottish way
    informal berth
    Australian informal grip
    archaic employ
  • 2 a job that will take him three months to complete
  • 3 it's your job to protect her
    informal department
    British informal pigeon
    dated office
  • 4 informal it was a job to get here on time
    difficult task, problem, trouble, struggle, strain, hard time, trial, bother
    informal headache, hassle, performance, pain, hard mountain to climb, hard row to hoe
  • 5 informal a series of daring bank jobs
    crime, felony;
    North American informal heist
  • Phrases

    just the job

    1
    British informal
    the very thing, just the thing, just right, exactly what's needed
    informal just what the doctor ordered, just the ticket
    Australian informal just the glassy

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    job, task, chore, duty
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