be out of a job

idiom

: to no longer have the job one has had
If the restaurant closes, she'll be out of a job.

Examples of be out of a job in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The pivotal, controversial figure of Benjamin Netanyahu Political commentators have speculated that Netanyahu will almost certainly be out of a job when the war is over. Bypaolo Confino, Fortune, 19 Oct. 2023 If the club adopts the same approach this season, one of the three backup RBs will be out of a job. Tyler Dragon, The Enquirer, 3 Sep. 2020 One private medical office manager in Coventry, who did not want to be named in this story, said the vaccine mandate means her entire office staff will be out of a job come October. BostonGlobe.com, 22 Sep. 2021 One of the most successful agents in hip-hop could soon be out of a job in what sources are describing as a management clash at one of the biggest agencies in music. Dave Brooks, Billboard, 22 Sep. 2020 Of course, that means that eight per cent of the state’s health-care workforce—more than fifty thousand people—may soon be out of a job. Dhruv Khullar, The New Yorker, 15 Oct. 2021 Both need to get their acts together — sooner rather than later — or both will be out of a job sooner than later. Jay Steven Levin, Forbes, 10 May 2021 With Joe Biden’s victory, Trump will soon be out of a job. Adam Epstein, Quartz, 9 Nov. 2020 If Shelton gets fired down the road, Kelly could be on track to replace him — or Kelly could be out of a job too. Evan Petzold, Detroit Free Press, 9 Oct. 2020 See More

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“Be out of a job.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/be%20out%20of%20a%20job. Accessed 29 Feb. 2024.

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