on the job

Idioms & Phrases

on the job

  1. At work, busy, as in We've got three men on the job. [Late 1800s]

  2. Paying close attention, alert, as in Trust Jim to find out the detailshe's always on the job.

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