on duty
phrasal engaged in or responsible for an assigned task or duty

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  • On duty — Duty Du ty, n.; pl. {Duties}. [From {Due}.] 1. That which is due; payment. [Obs. as signifying a material thing.] [1913 Webster] When thou receivest money for thy labor or ware, thou receivest thy duty. Tyndale. [1913 Webster] 2. That which a… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • on duty — {adj. phr.} Doing one s job; supervising. * /Two soldiers are on duty guarding the gates./ * /There is always one teacher on duty during study hour./ Contrast: OFF DUTY …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • on duty — {adj. phr.} Doing one s job; supervising. * /Two soldiers are on duty guarding the gates./ * /There is always one teacher on duty during study hour./ Contrast: OFF DUTY …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • on-duty — adj. performing or available for duties; as, her on duty hours were 11p.m. to 7 a.m.. Opposite of {off duty}. [prenominal] Syn: on duty(predicate). [WordNet 1.5] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Sleeping while on duty — or sleeping on the job refers to falling asleep while on the timeclock or equivalent, or else while responsible to be performing some active or passive job duty. In some workplaces, this is considered gross misconduct and may be grounds for… …   Wikipedia

  • She's on Duty — Infobox Korean Film name = She s on Duty caption = She s on Duty poster director = Park Gwang choon producer = writer = Lee Weon jae Park Gwang choon Seol Joon seok starring = Kim Seon ah Gong Yoo music = distributor = ShowBox released =… …   Wikipedia

  • Duty Officer — is the name of a rotating position assigned to a junior military officer in a duty or watch system. The Duty Officer is charged with responsibility for a military unit and acts as the Commanding Officer s representative. The Duty Officer attends… …   Wikipedia

  • Duty — Du ty, n.; pl. {Duties}. [From {Due}.] 1. That which is due; payment. [Obs. as signifying a material thing.] [1913 Webster] When thou receivest money for thy labor or ware, thou receivest thy duty. Tyndale. [1913 Webster] 2. That which a person… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • On — ([o^]n), prep. [OE. on, an, o, a, AS. on, an; akin to D. aan, OS. & G. an, OHG. ana, Icel. [=a], Sw. [*a], Goth. ana, Russ. na, L. an , in anhelare to pant, Gr. ana , Zend ana. [root]195. Cf. {A }, 1, {Ana }, {Anon}.] The general signification of …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • On a bowline — On On ([o^]n), prep. [OE. on, an, o, a, AS. on, an; akin to D. aan, OS. & G. an, OHG. ana, Icel. [=a], Sw. [*a], Goth. ana, Russ. na, L. an , in anhelare to pant, Gr. ana , Zend ana. [root]195. Cf. {A }, 1, {Ana }, {Anon}.] The general… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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