all in a day's work

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all in a day's work

Of a task, normal and ordinary. This phrase is often used humorously to minimize an aspect of one's job that is particularly good or bad. Oh, solving technological crises is all in a day's work for those of us in IT. I can't believe I had to unclog a toilet today, but all in a day's work, I guess. Dealing with screaming kids is all in a day's work when you're a pediatrician.
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all in a day's work

part of what is expected; typical or normal. I don't particularly like to cook, but it's all in a day's work. Cleaning up after other people is all in a day's work for a busboy.
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all in a day's work

Also, all in the day's work.Expected and normal, as in He said I had to finish these reports by five o'clock-all in the day's work. This phrase is sometimes used as an ironic comment on an unpleasant but not abnormal situation. The expression possibly alludes to the nautical term day's work, defined in 1789 as the reckoning of a ship's course during the 24 hours from noon to noon. [c. 1800]
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all in a day's work

If an activity is all in a day's work for someone, they do not mind doing it, because it is a normal part of their job or they often do it. For war reporters, dodging bullets is all in a day's work. I said: `How can I ever thank you?' but he waved the question aside. `It's all in a day's work.'
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all in a day's work

(of something unusual or problematic) accepted as part of someone's normal routine or as a matter of course.
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all in a day’s ˈwork

part of your normal working life and not unusual (especially of events or activities that are considered difficult or unpleasant): For a nurse, calming the fears of anxious relatives is all in a day’s work.
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