don't give up your day job


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don't give up your day job

Don't leave your current employment in the hopes that something better or more exciting will come along, because the odds of that happening are slim. Often said when someone has unrealistic expectations for the future. Whenever I see a singer who can't stay in tune, I just want to say, "Don't give up your day job!"
See also: give, job, up