jobbing jobbing

Definition(s):

  1. (n) the principal activity in your life that you do to earn money
  2. (n) a specific piece of work required to be done as a duty or for a specific fee
  3. (n) a workplace; as in the expression
  4. (n) an object worked on; a result produced by working
  5. (n) the responsibility to do something
  6. (n) the performance of a piece of work
  7. (n) a damaging piece of work
  8. (n) a state of difficulty that needs to be resolved
  9. (n) a Jewish hero in the Old Testament who maintained his faith in God in spite of afflictions that tested him
  10. (n) any long-suffering person who withstands affliction without despairing
  11. (n) (computer science) a program application that may consist of several steps but is a single logical unit
  12. (n) a book in the Old Testament containing Job's pleas to God about his afflictions and God's reply
  13. (n) a crime (especially a robbery)
  14. (v) profit privately from public office and official business
  15. (v) arranged for contracted work to be done by others
  16. (v) work occasionally
  17. (v) invest at a risk

Usage(s):

  1. Mention the words Philippines and musicians in the same breath, and the world reflexively thinks of jobbing balladeers and journeymen lobby trios.
  2. The world may think of Hong Kong music as consisting of gaudily dressed balladeers, elfin starlets and jobbing jazz trios in hotel lobbies.
  3. Almost axiomatic is the belief that jobbing is doomed as an economic function.

News

  • EUR Bulls And Bears Retreat To Lick Wounds

    The bulls and bears got a whipping of similar magnitude in a brutal week for asset price movement. It?s been a week where both the shorts and longs have felt the squeeze, ending the jobbing opportunities of a few unnerved speculators, as many try to guess the U.S. Federal Reserve?s next move. So far, the accumulating price action is ending the week with global bourses on firmer footings, and a U ...
    on June 14, 2013     Source: Forbes

Quotes

  1. But it was his role in "House of Cards" that turned him "from a jobbing actor that the cognoscenti were aware of into a star that the country's entire viewing population knew," Richardson said in an interview last year with the Daily Mail newspaper.
    on Feb 9, 2007 By: Ian Richardson Source: CNN

  2. "To have a race slide jobbing back and forth like we did at the end, that's what fans love to see and I'm glad to be able to put on a show for them and I thank Teddy for racing me clean there at the end," Newman said. "I'm just glad to get a...
    on Jun 26, 2010 By: Ryan Newman Source: Hartford Courant (blog)

  3. "We asked them but we're all jobbing musicians so it's impossible to fit it in," Hook told BBC 6 Music. "We had Liam at one point but you really just can't fit it in."
    on Mar 26, 2010 By: Peter Hook Source: The Guardian

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