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do the job

To serve a particular purpose satisfactorily. A broom would really do the job here, but we'll have to make do without it. Go get me a stapler—tape won't do the job with a tear this big.
See also: job

do the ˈjob/ˈtrick

(informal) do what is needed or wanted: These pills should do the job. You’ll feel better in no time.I tried many different ways to stop smoking. Acupuncture finally did the trick.
See also: job, trick
References in classic literature ?
There was a noble good lot of them down cellar, and it took us a whole hour, but we done the job tight and good and shipshape.
"True enough," answered Nesvitski; "two smart fellows could have done the job just as well."
"They would stick him as full of arrows, as a woman's cushion is full of pins, and then believe they had done the job for the father of all rabbits!
Had they thought fit to have gone to sleep there, as the other part of them had done, they had done the job for us; but they were too full of apprehensions of danger to venture to go to sleep, though they could not tell what the danger was they had to fear.
A FORMER health secretary has slammed a two-tier NHS which rewards senior staff who "haven't done the job properly".
Burying bad figures on bad news days may be morally bad but it would have done the job if another back-stabbling colleague hadn't tried to discredit her.
Health care organizations looking for physician executives prefer seasoned veterans - doctors who have already done the job. They want job-specific experience.
In ozone's absence, ring molecules of sulfur atoms, particularly S.sub.8, might have done the job of absorbing ultraviolet light, theorize James Kasting from Pennsylvania State University in University Park and his colleagues.
Although a supercomputer could have done the job more quickly the use of microcomputers shows that large numbers can be factored reasonably quickly using inexpensive equipment.