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Job (o short)


A ministerial job. Sheridan says:—“Whenever any emolument, profit, salary, or honour is conferred on any person not deserving it—that is a job; if from private friendship, personal attachment, or any view except the interest of the public, anyone is appointed to any public office … that is a job.”

“No cheek is known to blush, or heart to throb,

Save when they lose a question or a job.”

Pope: Essay on Criticism, i. 104.

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Entry taken from Dictionary of Phrase and Fable, edited by the Rev. E. Cobham Brewer, LL.D. and revised in 1895.

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