do the job

do the job

to achieve the desired result do the trick I needed to tie the two parts together and an old stocking did the job perfectly.
Usage notes: an object, tool, or other thing, but not a person, is what does the job
See also: job

do the job

  (informal)
if something does the job, it is suitable for a particular purpose Here, this knife should do the job. I needed to tie the two parts together and an old stocking did the job perfectly.
See also: job
References in classic literature ?
Some superstitious old carpenters, now, would be tied up in the rigging, ere they would do the job.
If someone is hired to do a job, and they don't do the job, they should be fired.
It tends to be the 20- to 35-year-old age group that really accepts the fact that women can do the job as well as men.
An organization that understands the value of communication and is willing to invest enough money in it to make it pay off shouldn't be discounted because another organization is too short-sighted or penurious to do the job right.
Together they can produce a climate that will encourage men to want to change from phony jobs to jobs that count, to want to reform their organization, and failing in that attempt, to form new organizations that will do the job better, to want to do well without having to kick the shit out of the other guy, to have the fun of waking up in the morning and saying I know I'm going to try to do what I want to do, not what someone else thinks I should do, not what will earn me social position or paper credentials, but what I enjoy doing and do well.
This may be a good time to tell our council people and all our politicians to get off their padded chairs and do the job we pay them for.
We didn't do the job at all in the first half, but we were able to pick it up.