do a job on (someone)

vb
to deceive, thoroughly overwhelm, dev-astate someone. Originally an Ameri-canism, this unspecific phrase is now in fairly widespread use in Britain and Australia.

Contemporary slang . 2014.

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  • do a job on someone — do a job on (someone/something) mainly American, informal to hurt or damage someone or something. He really did a job on her, telling her how much he loved her and then leaving her. Someone sure did a job on this table there are scratches all… …   New idioms dictionary

  • do a job on someone — informal do something that harms or defeats an opponent I go out and do a job on anyone who is giving our top scorers a hard time …   Useful english dictionary

  • do a job on someone or something — 1. tv. o ruin someone or something; to give someone or something a thorough working over. □ The cops did a job on Rocko, but he still wouldn’t talk. □ There’s no need to do a job on me, man, I’ll tell you everything I know which is zip. □ That… …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • do a snow job on someone — tv. to deceive or confuse someone. □ Don’t try to do a snow job on me. I know all the tricks. □ She thought she did a snow job on the teacher, but it backfired …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • job placement — ➔ placement * * * job placement UK US noun HR ► [U] a service for finding a suitable job for someone, especially a temporary job for a student or unemployed person: »The agency offers training and job placement to school leavers. ► [C] a… …   Financial and business terms

  • someone can stick something — impolite phrase used for saying very angrily that you do not want something that you have been given or are being offered You can stick your rotten job! tell someone where they can stick something/​where to stick something: I told them where they …   Useful english dictionary

  • job */*/*/ — UK [dʒɒb] / US [dʒɑb] noun Word forms job : singular job plural jobs Talking or writing about jobs: general job what you do regularly to earn money, especially what you do for a particular company or person. A full time job is a job that you do… …   English dictionary

  • job*/*/*/ — [dʒɒb] noun 1) [C] work that you do regularly to earn money a part time/full time job[/ex] Andy got a holiday job at a factory in Bristol.[/ex] Emma finally found a job (= got a job after looking).[/ex] My son has been offered a job in… …   Dictionary for writing and speaking English

  • job — I. n 1. a crime. This widespread term occurs in expressions such as pull a job and in specific forms such as bank job , safe job , etc. The word was first used in this sense in the 17th century, usually in the context of theft. 2. a person, thing …   Contemporary slang

  • someone can stick something — impolite used for saying very angrily that you do not want something that you have been given or are being offered You can stick your rotten job! tell someone where they can stick something/where to stick something: I told them where they could… …   English dictionary


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