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1) Joba'tion. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898
...A scolding; so called from the patriarch Job. 1 "Jobation . means a long, dreary homily, and has reference to the tedious rebukes inflicted on the patriarch Job by...

2) 3. Blow (To). Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898
...I will blow him up sky high. Give him a good scolding. A regular blowing up is a thorough jobation. The metaphor is from blasting by gunpowder. 2 But to blow up a...

3) 932. Disapprobation. Mawson, C.O. Sylvester. 1922. Roget s International Thesaurus of English Words and Phrases
...reprobation, admonition, increpation [archaic], reproach; rebuke, reprimand, castigation, jobation [colloq.], lecture, curtain lecture, blowup [colloq.]; blowing...

4) Ear. (Anglo-Saxon, eare.). Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898
...and flee. 6 The French equivalent is "Mettre la puce a l oreille," to give one a good jobation. 7 In at one ear, and out at the other. Forgotten as soon as heard....

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