it's more than my job's worth

it's more than my job's worth

What you are requesting is not worth the risk of losing my job. Primarily heard in UK, Australia. Look, I wish I could pull some strings to get you a job here, but it's more than my job's worth.
See also: more, worth

more than your job's worth

not worth risking your job for.
This phrase has given rise to the term Jobsworth , which is applied to the kind of person, usually a minor official, who says ‘it's more than my job's worth’ as a way of justifying an insistence on petty rules, even at the expense of common sense.
See also: more, worth

more than your ˈjob’s worth (to do something)

(British English, spoken) not worth doing because it is against the rules or because it might cause you to lose your job: I’m afraid I can’t do that. It would be more than my job’s worth.
See also: more, worth