Definition of job lot in English:

job lot

noun

  • A miscellaneous group of articles, especially when sold or bought together.

    ‘a job lot of stuff I bought from a demolition firm’
    • ‘Too often, all three groups are promoted as one job lot labelled ‘progress in biotechnology’.’
    • ‘Run-of-the-mill politicians I've snapped up in job lots.’
    • ‘His obsession with clocks spurred him to buy a job lot of returned timepieces from Ikea, which he has transformed into an art installation.’
    • ‘If I were a Premier League manager I'd seriously look at the pair of them as a job lot.’
    • ‘Mention a fourth commercial TV network in this country and suddenly the dire predictions emerge in job lots.’
    • ‘But the polo shirts are now totally unavailable, so the dear is buying a job lot from Primark and sewing on girl guide logos.’
    • ‘This is because IL&P is only interested in NIB, whose Australian parent has said it will only sell NIB and Northern Bank as a job lot.’
    • ‘They drove around a lot and bought a job lot of shortbread.’
    • ‘The only stipulation is that whoever buys them has to take the job lot; no selling of certain items will be available.’
    • ‘They had new metal lecterns, bought in a job lot from Ikea, and I had been up all night assembling the bloody things.’
    • ‘We bought paintings in job lots from the sale room in George Street and accumulated furniture as we went along.’
    • ‘The closure of the gap and the erection of a new flyover have been put together in what seems to be a bureaucratic job lot.’
    • ‘A local businessman is offering for sale a most unusual item which was brought to him as part of a job lot of scrap.’
    • ‘They said he was dealing with justice as a job lot, which seemed to be a fairly appropriate phrase.’
    • ‘As for my mum, she's really gone overboard on the death front, buying a job lot of ‘With Sympathy’ cards.’
    • ‘I mean, we have tried to sell New Zealand First as a job lot, but nobody else in the world wanted to take it.’
    • ‘His campaigning uniform is a dark suit and black loafers, his tie a startling shade of red, one of five he bought as a job lot.’
    • ‘As I pushed through the last strings of a job lot of whalebone corsets, I was finally able to come upon the books.’
    • ‘Fitzroy ended up being sold to Brisbane as part of a job lot for $18.75 and a slab of beer.’
    • ‘So Cap has bought a job lot of light blue sweatshirts at Primark and sewn the girl guide badge on.’

Pronunciation:

job lot

/ˈjäb ˈˌlät/