lay down on the job

lay down on the job

To not work as hard as one should; to shirk one's responsibilities. "Lay" is commonly mistakenly used instead of "lie" in this phrase. If you lay down on the job again, you can be sure you'll be fired—there are plenty of guys who'd take your place in a minute.
See also: down, job, lay, on
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