Meaning of JOB in English
transcription, транскрипция: [ dʒɒb ]
Frequency: The word is one of the 700 most common words in English.
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.
A job is a particular task.
He said he hoped that the job of putting together a coalition wouldn’t take too much time...
N-COUNT : usu with supp , oft N of n , n N
The job of a particular person or thing is their duty or function.
Their main job is to preserve health rather than treat illness...
Drinking a lot helps the kidneys do their job.
N-COUNT : usu with poss
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...
N-SING : usu adj N , oft N of -ing / n
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...
N-SING : usu N -ing , N to-inf [ emphasis ]
see also jobbing , day job , hatchet job , on-the-job
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 )
PHRASE [ disapproval ]
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.
PHRASE : usu v-link PHR
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...
it’s a good job: see good
the job in hand: see hand
Collins COBUILD Advanced Learner's English Dictionary. Английский словарь Коллинз COBUILD для изучающих язык на продвинутом уровне. 2006