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 Job (o short)Job Lot (A). 
E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
Job (o short).
A ministerial job. Sheridan says:—“Whenever any emolument, profit, salary, or honour is conferred on any person not deserving it—that is a job; if from private friendship, personal attachment, or any view except the interest of the public, anyone is appointed to any public office … that is a job.”   1
“No cheek is known to blush, or heart to throb,
Save when they lose a question or a job.”
Pope: Essay on Criticism, i. 104.

 Job (o short)Job Lot (A). 


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