day job

one's regular job and main source of income, usually viewed in contrast to a speculative or irregular endeavor: Good luck in the lottery, but don't quit your day job. Unabridged
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But a general rule should be that you shouldn't trust information coming from
  someone who deals in fiction for their day job.
The unusual floor decor revealed the plane's day job.
And of course blogs and websites made word-of-mouth and distribution far easier
  for an amateur with a day job.
This, of course, suggests that not every celebrated musician is ready-or
  able-to quit their day job.
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