Reference > Brewer’s Dictionary > Job (o short)

 Job’s Pound.Job (o short). 
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). 


Shakespeare · Bible · Strunk · Anatomy · Nonfiction · Quotations · Reference · Fiction · Poetry
© 1993–2015 · [Top 150] · Subjects · Titles · Authors · World Lit.