just/only doing one's job

idiom

: to do things that one's job requires one to do
You shouldn't blame her for what happened. She was just/only doing her job.

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“Just/only doing one's job.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/just%2Fonly%20doing%20one%27s%20job. Accessed 29 Jan. 2023.

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