lie down on the job(redirected from lies down on the job)
lie down on the job
To not work as hard as one should; to shirk one's responsibilities. If you lie 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.
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lie down on the joband lay down on the job
Fig. to do one's job poorly or not at all. (Lay is a common error for lie.) Tom was fired because he was laying down on the job. You mean he was lying down on the job, don't you?
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lie down on the ˈjob(informal) not do a job properly: I’m not going to employ anybody here who lies down on the job. I only want people who work hard.
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