fall down on the job

idiom

Definition of fall down on the job

: to do a job badly The people who are supposed to be keeping the city clean have been falling down on the job.

Learn More About fall down on the job

Dictionary Entries Near fall down on the job

fall down

fall down on the job

fall duck

See More Nearby Entries 

Statistics for fall down on the job

Cite this Entry

“Fall down on the job.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/fall%20down%20on%20the%20job. Accessed 16 Jan. 2022.

Style: MLA
MLACheck Mark Icon ChicagoCheck Mark Icon APACheck Mark Icon Merriam-WebsterCheck Mark Icon

WORD OF THE DAY

Test Your Vocabulary

Farm Idioms Quiz

  • cow coming home
  • What does 'poke' refer to in the expression 'pig in a poke'?
True or False

Test your knowledge - and maybe learn something along the way.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Universal Daily Crossword

A daily challenge for crossword fanatics.

TAKE THE QUIZ
Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!