do a bad job

idiom

: to do something poorly
He did a bad job of explaining his reasons.

Examples of do a bad job in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web In politics, democratic governments derive their legitimacy from the fact voters can eject those who do a bad job. TIME, 5 Feb. 2024 In my opinion, tests do a bad job of measuring how somebody will grow into a job, so wherever possible, my team and I don't use them. Vijay Sundaram, Forbes, 14 June 2021 Police, Jai believes, do a bad job of getting out their good stories, and a bad job of communicating when a tragedy happens. Reid Forgrave, Star Tribune, 20 Mar. 2021 In fact, the best way to keep the scales from becoming entirely resistant to pesticides was, paradoxically, to do a bad job of applying those herbicides. Carl Zimmer, Discover Magazine, 4 May 2010

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“Do a bad job.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/do%20a%20bad%20job. Accessed 24 May. 2024.

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