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odd job

A miscellaneous, nonspecialized job or task. My grandparents always had a few odd jobs for us to do around their house if we were ever looking to earn a bit of extra cash as kids. He's been earning a living as a handyman of sorts, doing odd jobs for people around town.
See also: job, odd

ˌodd ˈjobs

various small, practical tasks, repairs, etc. in the home, often done for other people: I’ve got some odd jobs to do around the apartment; the bedroom door needs to be painted and the light fixed. ▶ ˌodd-ˈjob man noun (especially British English) a person who is employed to do odd jobs
See also: job, odd
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2 : not usual, expected, or planned <He does odd jobs to earn extra money.
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Resilient and hard working, they take on odd jobs to make ends meet, and to keep their feet beating the marley.