good job


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good job

An informal expression of praise for having done something well. (It can also be used sarcastically to mean the opposite.) Mary: "Dad, I got an A+ on my midterm exam!" Bill: "Good job, sweetie!" Good job, Frank, now we're going to have to rebuild this entire model from scratch.
See also: good, job

(it’s) a good job/thing (that)...

(spoken) (it’s) lucky: It’s a good job he was here. We couldn’t have moved the piano without him.It’s a good job my luggage was insured.
See also: good, job

good ˈjob!

(American English, spoken) used to tell somebody that they have done well at something: You finished already? Good job!
See also: good

way to go

Well done, good for you. Generally uttered as an exclamation, this expression of approval and encouragement originated in sports and in the 1960s began to be transferred to other endeavors. Emma Lathen had it in the mystery novel Murder without Icing (1973), “‘Way to go, Billy!’ ‘Rah! Rah! Billy Siragusa!’” A similar ubiquitous phrase is good job, used both as a compliment and encouragement by teachers to students and in many other venues. For example, “Good job, Paul—that’s a great drawing.” See also right on.
See also: go, way
References in classic literature ?
Haley 's a puttin' us in a way of a good job, I reckon; just hold still--these yer arrangements is my forte.
“I s’pose the law gives a bounty on the scalps,” continued Hiram, “in which case the Leather-Stocking will make a good job on’t.”
Hindi good job 'yung pagpapalaya ng mga convicted Chinese drug lords.
'You believe that you're doing a good job? So far, ang lumalabas sa committee hearing na ito would point in the opposite direction,' Hontiveros said.
Trumka unveiled the Good Jobs for 21st Century Energy Act, major new legislation to create good-paying jobs in the transition to clean energy.
Although the odds of finding a good job in manufacturing with a high school diploma or less were half as good in 2016 as in 1991, manufacturing was the largest provider of jobs that pay for workers with less than a bachelor's degree.
Fernandez added: "He's doing a really good job and has been fantastic for us.
New Delhi [India], Mar 18 (ANI): Delhi Police arrested one person for allegedly posing as an IPS officer and duping a woman of Rs one lakh on the pretext of getting her a good job.
To those who received the awards, Mr Waloka encouraged them to continue doing the good job and even do better than that.
Automation, globalization and "upskilling" have prompted massive economic restructuring, but three pathways to good jobs still remain: a high school education, middle-skills training or education, and a four-year college degree.
-- Recent college graduates who got a good job immediately upon graduation earn considerably higher salaries -- over both the short and long term -- than graduates who took longer to land a first good job out of college.
MP Almazbek Toktorov: "I think the lawmakers showed a good job in investigating the Bishkek CHPP corruption case.
According to the report, good jobs are full-time work for an employer, while great jobs are full-time work for an employer that engages the employee.
Infact, he did a very good job. He never disappoints his fans both Fuji and Hip-hop.'
But don't until you have a good job. You're doing a good job now.