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Job British & World English

(In the Bible) a prosperous man whose patience and piety were tried by undeserved misfortunes, and who, in spite of his bitter lamentations, remained confident in the goodness and justice of God

job1 British & World English

A paid position of regular employment

job2 British & World English

Prod or stab

jobbing in job1 British & World English

Do casual or occasional work

day job British & World English

A person’s regular job and main source of income, typically as contrasted with a more enjoyable occupation or hobby

job lot British & World English

A miscellaneous group of articles, especially when sold or bought together

joe job British & World English

A menial or monotonous task

odd job British & World English

A casual or isolated piece of work, especially one of a routine domestic or manual nature

blow job British & World English

An act of fellatio

paint job British & World English

The decorative or finishing application of paint to an object

desk job British & World English

A job based at a desk, especially as opposed to one in active military service

snow job British & World English

A deception or concealment of one’s real motive in an attempt to flatter or persuade

wack job British & World English

A mad or extremely eccentric person

job club British & World English

(In the UK) an organization providing support and practical help for the long-term unemployed in seeking work

job-hunt British & World English

Seek employment

job-share British & World English

(Of two part-time employees) share the work and pay of a single full-time job

nose job British & World English

An operation involving rhinoplasty or cosmetic surgery on a person’s nose

hatchet job British & World English

A fierce written attack on someone or their work

inside job British & World English

A crime committed by or with the assistance of a person living or working on the premises where it occurred

job analyst British & World English

A person employed to assess the essential factors of particular jobs and the qualifications needed to carry them out

job-related British & World English

Associated with a job

do the job British & World English

Achieve the required result

a good job British & World English

A fortunate fact or circumstance

on the job British & World English

While working; at work

job creation British & World English

The provision of new opportunities for paid employment, especially for those who are unemployed

job rotation British & World English

The practice of moving employees between different tasks to promote experience and variety

just the job British & World English

Exactly what is needed

job description British & World English

A formal account of an employee’s responsibilities

job reservation British & World English

(In South Africa during the apartheid era) the setting aside by law of certain skilled grades of employment for certain ethnic groups, particularly whites

Job's tears British & World English

A SE Asian grass which bears its seeds inside hollow pear-shaped receptacles, which are grey and shiny and sometimes used as beads

odd-job man British & World English

A man who does odd jobs

out of a job British & World English

Unemployed; redundant

job something out British & World English

Assign separate elements of a piece of work to different companies or workers

Job's comforter British & World English

A person who aggravates distress under the guise of giving comfort

job control language British & World English

A language enabling the user to define the tasks to be undertaken by the operating system

do the job in job1 British & World English

Achieve the required result

a good job in job1 British & World English

A fortunate fact or circumstance

on the job in job1 British & World English

While working; at work

job something out in job1 British & World English

Assign separate elements of a piece of work to different companies or workers

just the job in job1 British & World English

Exactly what is needed

don't give up the day job British & World English

Used as a humorous way of recommending someone not to pursue something at which they are unlikely to be successful

out of a job in job1 British & World English

Unemployed; redundant

make the best of a bad job British & World English

Do something as well as one can under difficult circumstances

give something up as a bad job British & World English

Decide that it is futile to devote further time or energy to something

handjob British & World English

An act of male masturbation, especially as performed on a man by someone else

jobwork British & World English

Old-fashioned term for piecework.

nutjob British & World English

A mad or crazy person

whack job in wack job British & World English

A mad or extremely eccentric person


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