do a job on (someone or something)

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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. Primarily heard in US. My cat used to always use her litter box, but she regularly does a job on the floor, unfortunately.
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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.
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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."
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do a job on

1. To damage, harm, or worsen: The stylist did a real job on my hair.
2. To defecate on.
See also: job, on