a job of work

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a job of work

What one has to do to achieve a particular goal or complete a particular task. Primarily heard in UK. The MP said there was still a job of work to be done to convince voters to pass the referendum. We've made good progress, but there's still a job of work before we can call it a day.
See also: job, of, work

a job of ˈwork

(British English, old-fashioned or formal) work that you are paid to do or that must be done: There was a job of work waiting for him that he was not looking forward to.
See also: job, of, work
References in classic literature ?
'And that's what I never gave yet, for any job of work where there wasn't valuable consideration to be gained.'
But in what other industry would a group of blokes go away to do a job of work, be tucked up in bed at a decent hour, while all of their women are out on the lash together?
She fumed: "We are in serious times and people expect their politicians to do a job of work.
"Though the EU ban has been lifted, there is a job of work to be done in reopening a host of countries outside the EU."
I FEEL sorry that the public, young and old, are being brainwashed into doing a job of work that should be done by an employed person.
At least he actually does a job of work - like running an entire country.