lie down on the job (to)

 Not be productive.

American business jargon. 2014.

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  • 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

  • lie down on the job — stop working, refuse to work    Yes, I take long coffee breaks, but I would never lie down on the job …   English 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 …   Словарь американских идиом

  • lie down on the job — to not work as hard at something as you should. The new Police Chief fired two officers he accused of lying down on the job …   New idioms dictionary

  • lie down on the job — (Roget s IV) v. Syn. dawdle, slack off, fool around; see loiter …   English dictionary for students

  • lie down on the job — idi +inf Informal. to do less than one could or should do; shirk one s obligations …   From formal English to slang

  • lie down — verb assume a reclining position (Freq. 11) lie down on the bed until you feel better • Syn: ↑lie • Ant: ↑arise • Hypernyms: ↑change posture …   Useful english dictionary

  • lie down — v. (misc.) to take smt. lying down ( to accept smt. without protest ); to lie down on the job ( to work very little ) * * * [ laɪ daʊn] to lie down on the job ( to work very little ) (misc.) to take smt. lying down ( to accept smt. without… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • lie down — phrasal verb [intransitive] Word forms lie down : present tense I/you/we/they lie down he/she/it lies down present participle lying down past tense lay down past participle lain down 1) same as lie I, 1), a) Lie down and relax. I m going to go… …   English dictionary


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