fall down on the job

fall down on the job

Fig. to fail to do something properly; to fail to do one's job adequately. The team kept losing because the coach was falling down on the job. Tom was fired because he fell down on the job.
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fall down on the job

to fail to do something that you were expected to do Someone fell down on the job and didn't catch the obvious mistakes in the ad.
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fall down on the job

to fail to do something that you should do The armed forces will take over if the local authorities fall down on the job.
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