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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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Penny, who currently works at the Riverhead pub, Marsden, said: "I'll do cleaning, glass bottle collections, dog walking - whatever odd jobs people have."
Unlike Ed Balls and his Labour Cabinet colleagues, not all are millionaires: many people need these odd jobs to make ends meet and feed their families.
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Many Umrah performers plan to overstay in the Kingdom after their visas have expired eyeing odd jobs. However, Umrah companies, responsible for the return of all Umrah performers under their care, do not seem to care about Saudi visa laws.
The 22-year-old, who wants to be known as Shereen, has no passport or an identity card and has taken up odd jobs to make ends meet to support her ill mother, two younger siblings and older sister.
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He asked his brother to keep an eye on me and the kids so he pops in every couple of days and does any odd jobs.
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Repairers with Camberley Care Trust have been ordered by Surrey county council to grill elderly people on their medical past and ethnicity before doing any odd jobs.
2 : not usual, expected, or planned <He does odd jobs to earn extra money.> <Finding the passage was an odd stroke of luck.>