do a job on


US, informal
: to damage (something or someone) badly
The collision really did a job on their car.
Moving all that furniture did a job on my back.

Example Sentences

Recent Examples on the Web Mostly, the goats are rented to private landowners, but occasionally the goats are hired to do a job on public land, like in Madison. Laura Schulte, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 9 June 2020

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“Do a job on.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2023.

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