do a job on (someone or something)(redirected from did a job on one)
do a job on (someone or something)
1. To have a harmful impact on someone or something. Considering her pessimism toward marriage, her last break-up must have really done a job on her. Ugh, your puppy did a job on my new shoes—they're completely chewed up!
2. To defecate on someone or something. My cat used to always use her litter box, but she regularly does a job on the floor, unfortunately.
do a job on someone or something
1. Euph. to defecate on someone or something. (Note the variation in the second example.) The puppy did a job on the living-room carpet. It's supposed to do its job on the newspapers in the basement.
2. Sl. to damage someone or something; to mess up someone or something. The robbers really did a job on the bank guard. They beat him when they robbed the bank. The puppy did a job on my shoes. They are all chewed to pieces.
do a job on
Also, do a number on. Damage, harm, as in The cat really did a job on the upholstery, or The teacher did a number on the class with that assignment. This slangy idiom uses job (or number) in the sense of "something negative."
do a job on
1. To damage, harm, or worsen: The stylist did a real job on my hair.
2. To defecate on.