1) N-COUNT A job is the work that someone does to earn money.

Once I'm in America I can get a job...

Thousands have lost their jobs...

I felt the pressure of being the first woman in the job.

...overseas job vacancies.

2) N-COUNT: usu with supp, oft N of n, n N A job is a particular task.

He said he hoped that the job of putting together a coalition wouldn't take too much time...

Save major painting jobs for the spring or summer.

3) N-COUNT: usu with poss The job of a particular person or thing is their duty or function.

Their main job is to preserve health rather than treat illness...

His next job is to get us to the World Cup finals...

Drinking a lot helps the kidneys do their job.

4) N-SING: usu adj N, oft N of -ing/n If you say that someone is doing a good job, you mean that they are doing something well. In British English, you can also say that they are making a good job of something.

We could do a far better job of managing it than they have...

You've done a fine job with Billy and Joey.

5) N-SING: usu N -ing, N to-inf (emphasis) If you say that you have a job doing something, you are emphasizing how difficult it is.

He may have a hard job selling that argument to investors...

With all these different pensions, you're going to have a job to keep track.

6) See also , day job, , on-the-job
7) PHRASE (disapproval) If you refer to work as jobs for the boys, you mean that the work is unfairly given to someone's friends, supporters, or relations, even though they may not be the best qualified people to do it. [BRIT]

The Party has been accused of creating a `jobs for the boys' system of government.

8) PHRASE: usu v-link PHR If you say that something is just the job, you mean that it is exactly what you wanted or needed. [BRIT, INFORMAL]

Not only is it just the job for travelling, but it's handy for groceries too.

just the ticket
9) PHRASE If someone is on the job, they are actually doing a particular job or task.

The top pay scale after five years on the job would reach $5.00 an hour...

There was no formal training; they learned on the job.

10) it's a good jobsee good
the job in handsee hand

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