Job's news
Job Job (j[=o]b), n. The hero of the book of that name in the Old Testament; the prototypical patient man. [1913 Webster]

{Job's comforter}. (a) A false friend; a tactless or malicious person who, under pretense of sympathy, insinuates rebukes. (b) A boil. [Colloq.]

{Job's news}, bad news. --Carlyle.

{Job's tears} (Bot.), a kind of grass ({Coix Lacryma}), with hard, shining, pearly grains. [1913 Webster]


The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Job's comforter — Job Job (j[=o]b), n. The hero of the book of that name in the Old Testament; the prototypical patient man. [1913 Webster] {Job s comforter}. (a) A false friend; a tactless or malicious person who, under pretense of sympathy, insinuates rebukes.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Job's tears — Job Job (j[=o]b), n. The hero of the book of that name in the Old Testament; the prototypical patient man. [1913 Webster] {Job s comforter}. (a) A false friend; a tactless or malicious person who, under pretense of sympathy, insinuates rebukes.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Job's post — noun The bearer of bad news • • • Main Entry: ↑Job …   Useful english dictionary

  • Job's tidings — bad news; news which was brought to Job (Biblical character) …   English contemporary dictionary

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