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 Job’s Pound.Job (o short). 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Job (o short)
 
A job is a piece of chance work; a public work or office not for the public benefit, but for the profit of the person employed; a sudden blow or “dig” into one.   1
   A bad job. An unsuccessful work; one that brings loss instead of profit; a bad speculation.   2
   To do the job for one. To kill him.   3
 


 Job’s Pound.Job (o short). 

 
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