lie down on the job

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Definition of lie down on the job

: to fail to do one's job : to neglect one's responsibilities He says pollution has been getting worse because government regulators have been lying down on the job.

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“Lie down on the job.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/lie%20down%20on%20the%20job. Accessed 5 Dec. 2020.

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