on the job


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on the job

working; doing what one is expected to do. I'm always on the job when I should be. lean depend on my furnace to be on the job day and night.
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on the job

1. At work, busy, as in We've got three men on the job. [Late 1800s]
2. Paying close attention, alert, as in Trust Jim to find out the details-he's always on the job.
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on the job

1. Paying close attention; on the alert.
2. At work; at one's place of business: Employees are not allowed to smoke while on the job.
See also: job, on