odd job


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odd job

A miscellaneous, nonspecialized job or task. My grandparents always had a few odd jobs for us to do around their house if we were ever looking to earn a bit of extra cash as kids. He's been earning a living as a handyman of sorts, doing odd jobs for people around town.
See also: job, odd

ˌodd ˈjobs

various small, practical tasks, repairs, etc. in the home, often done for other people: I’ve got some odd jobs to do around the apartment; the bedroom door needs to be painted and the light fixed. ▶ ˌodd-ˈjob man noun (especially British English) a person who is employed to do odd jobs
See also: job, odd
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"When there's no fighting to be done, the soldiers doos any little odd jobs, oo know."
But the vacancy did not occur, nor did a steady job; and I employed the time between odd jobs with writing a twenty-one- thousand-word serial for the "Youth's Companion." I turned it out and typed it in seven days.
"Monday, there were the odd jobs about the house to be begun.
There were often odd jobs to be got about the fish-market.
Also, he worked at odd jobs, and the work was play as well as learned investigation, for he delighted in it and was always returning home with copious notes and bubbling over with new adventures.
He did odd jobs, such as cutting wood for kitchen stoves and mowing the grass before houses.
He could not hope to tide himself over by odd jobs of loading trucks; he could not even sell newspapers or carry satchels, because he was now at the mercy of any rival.
He had been on the staff of an English paper in Paris, but had been dismissed for drunkenness; he still however did odd jobs for it, describing sales at the Hotel Drouot or the revues at music-halls.
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The odd job man also attempts to help Emma come up with money-making ideas as her financial backer visits town.
Performing an odd job for some cottagers almost 16 years ago gave Dave Wright a huge jump-start on a new career.
Self-styled leader of the gang is a l4-year-old nicknamed Odd Job who is well-known to the local police and has a long criminal record for theft and street robberies.
Mr Balls told BBC Radio Leeds: "I'm not saying to people you've always got to get a receipt if you pay cash to somebody who is doing an odd job. I'm not saying that they've got to.
Christopher Hughes, 55, of Porthcawl, was sacked as a teacher at Ysgol Bryn Castell in Bridgend following the claims and had since resorted to being an "odd job man".