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1‘my job involves a lot of travelling’
position of employment, position, post, situation, place, appointment, posting, placement, day job
occupation, profession, trade, career, work, field of work, line of work, line of business, means of livelihood, means of earning a living, walk of life, métier, pursuit, craft
Australian informal grip
2‘a job that will take him three months to complete’
task, piece of work, assignment, project
undertaking, venture, operation, enterprise, activity, business, affair
3‘it's your job to protect her’
responsibility, duty, charge, concern, task
role, function, contribution, capacity, mission, commission
British informal pigeon
4‘it was a job to get here on time’
difficult task, problem, trouble, struggle, strain, hard time, trial, bother
headache, hassle, performance, pain, hard mountain to climb, hard row to hoe
5‘a series of daring bank jobs’
raid, robbery, hold-up, burglary, break-in, theft
stick-up, smash-and-grab, smash-and-grab raid
North American heist
the very thing, just the thing, just right, exactly what's needed
just what the doctor ordered, just the ticket
just the glassy
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