on-the-job
adjective Date: 1946 of, relating to, or being something (as training or experience) learned, gained, or done while working at a job

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  • on the job — Job Job (j[o^]b), n. [Prov. E. job, gob, n., a small piece of wood, v., to stab, strike; cf. E. gob, gobbet; perh. influenced by E. chop to cut off, to mince. See {Gob}.] [1913 Webster] 1. A sudden thrust or stab; a jab. [1913 Webster] 2. A piece …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • on the job — {adj. phr.}, {informal} Working hard; not wasting time. * /Joe was on the job all of the time that he was at work./ * /The school paper came out on time because the editors were on the job./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • on the job — {adj. phr.}, {informal} Working hard; not wasting time. * /Joe was on the job all of the time that he was at work./ * /The school paper came out on time because the editors were on the job./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • On the Job — may refer to: On the Job (CSI: NY), an episode of the TV series CSI: NY On the Job (film), a 1924 comedy short On the Job (TV series), a program broadcast by Alabama Public Television This disambiguation page lists articles associated with the… …   Wikipedia

  • on the job — phrasal at work …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • On the Job (1924 film) — Infobox Film name = On the Job image size = caption = director = producer = writer = narrator = starring = music = cinematography = editing = distributor = Fox Film Corporation released = 9 March 1924 runtime = country = USA language = silent… …   Wikipedia

  • lie down on the job — {v. phr.}, {informal} To purposely fail to do your job; neglect a task; loaf. * /Bill isn t trying to learn his lessons. He is lying down on the job./ * /If you lie down on your job, you will lose it./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • lie down on the job — {v. phr.}, {informal} To purposely fail to do your job; neglect a task; loaf. * /Bill isn t trying to learn his lessons. He is lying down on the job./ * /If you lie down on your job, you will lose it./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • Dentist on the Job — Directed by C.M. Pennington Richards Produced by Bertram Ostrer Written by Bob Monkhouse …   Wikipedia

  • fall down on the job — {v. phr.}, {informal} To fail to work well. * /The boss was disappointed when his workers fell down on the job./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

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