ply your trade

ply (one's) trade

To go about one's normal business or employment. Despite the dominance of big supermarket chains, local vendors still ply their trade along the pedestrian area as they have done for decades.
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ply your ˈtrade

(written) do your work or business: This is the restaurant where he plied his trade as a cook.
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Beattie said: "You want to ply your trade against teams like Milan, who have some of the best players in the world.
It may be a bit basic but there are still over 10,000 players to sift through, 12 cup titles to compete for and 14 UK and Europe divisions in which to ply your trade.
While you might think that that title is rather saccharine and simply not what you have in mind with regard to where you presently ply your trade, the subtitle is actually more telling: 26 Ways to Get What You Want at Work.