desk job

noun
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of desk job

:a job that someone does while sitting at a desk
  • She left her desk job to become a farmer.

Word by Word Definitions

desk play
  1. : a table, frame, or case with a sloping or horizontal surface especially for writing and reading and often with drawers, compartments, and pigeonholes

  2. : a reading table or lectern from which a liturgical service is read

  3. : a table, counter, stand, or booth at which a person works

job play
  1. : a regular remunerative position

  2. : a specific duty, role, or function

  3. : something that has to be done : task

  1. : to do odd or occasional pieces of work for hire

  2. : to carry on public business for private gain

  3. : to carry on the business of a middleman or wholesaler

  1. : of or relating to a job or to employment

  2. : used in, engaged in, or done as job work

  3. : that is for hire for a given service or period

  1. : the hero of the book of Job who endures afflictions with fortitude and faith

  2. : a narrative and poetic book of canonical Jewish and Christian Scripture — see Bible Table


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