soft job

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soft job

An easy job or task, as in He really has a soft jobhis assistants do nearly all the work. This colloquial expression uses soft in the sense of "involving little or no hardship or discomfort." It was first put as soft employment in 1639.

The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer.
Copyright © 1997. Published by Houghton Mifflin.
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