do (one's) stuff

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do (one's) stuff

To do something that one is known to be skilled at. Maria is usually nervous before getting on stage, but once she goes out there and does her stuff, she's great—everyone always loves her presentations. OK, I'll get out of the way so you can do your stuff in the kitchen.
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do stuff

To do non-specific tasks or activities. In this usage, a person is not stated between "do" and "stuff." Sorry I missed your call, I was doing stuff in the basement.
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do your stuff

INFORMAL
If you do your stuff, you perform an activity successfully in the way that people expect. Once I get on the pitch I know I can do my stuff. All that was left was to plant the roses and wait for nature to do her stuff.
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do your stuff

perform a task at which you are particularly skilled or which is in your particular area of expertise.
2005 The Star (South Africa) By now, he recommended that our entire house needed total rewiring, which he might as well do, he explained. I nudged my husband when he began to object. ‘Let the expert do his stuff,’ I hissed.
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do your ˈstuff

(informal) do something you are good or skilled at (often while other people watch): Joy got her guitar and went on stage to do her stuff.
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Duggan added: "To miss training sessions, to not be around the team, to be doing stuff individually, it can be quite tough.
There is a cult of antic busy-ness that breeds an always-on culture and a need to be perpetually doing stuff -- or to be seen to be doing stuff -- in work and social life.
"In 30 years of doing stuff for the BBC that's one of the best days I've had.
Suggesting the move might provide "a route to solving this case", Mr Ratcliffe added: "Probably the first things are to get a doctor in, then doing stuff at the UN, then maybe summoning the ambassador.
I noticed that they were open to doing stuff outside of their comfort-zone.
I don't want to stop him doing stuff just because I don't want to."
People have said other countries do it, but the FA keep plugging this idea of England having our own DNA and doing stuff differently, so we don't need to follow any other nation.
Emmie, 10, Australia, enjoys reading, poetry, creative writing, swimming, and most of all, doing stuff in NMG's online community!
"In the gym, I'm focusing on my strength, doing stuff like chest presses, shoulder presses, squats, dead lifts and a lot of barbell work.
Singer Mel B says the Spice Girls will be "doing stuff together" amid rumours of the band's upcoming reunion and speculation that it could happen at Prince Harry and Meghan Markles wedding.
"People doing stuff is always encouraging - but it's also encouraging when people do s**t stuff because you think, 'I can do better than that'."
"It was beautiful up there, I always get a sense of calm doing stuff like this.
People are taking it and making it seem like I'm doing stuff that is crazy when I'm just being me.
Things that make me happy is sports because I have fun doing stuff after school.
"But this is something so fulfilling I got to learn so much from this film, so much from the people I have worked with and so much from my character that I would like to keep doing stuff like this also along with that", she added.