lie down on the job

lie down on the job

 and lay down on the job
Fig. to do one's job poorly or not at all. (Lay is a common error for lie.) Tom was fired because he was laying down on the job. You mean he was lying down on the job, don't you?
See also: down, job, lie, on

lie down on the job

to not work as hard at something as you should The new Police Chief fired two officers he accused of lying down on the job.
See also: down, job, lie, on