odd-job odd-job


  • (adj) not regular or skilled


  1. That was as he wanted it; Eden prefers the reality of the Foreign Office to the grander-titled but thankless anonymity of odd-job man to Churchill.
  2. Dan, the youngest, served in France in World War I, afterward became a drifter and an odd-job man, is now living in Texas.
  3. A onetime Broadway actor and assistant to Broadway Producer George Abbott, Director Kanin started his cinema career as an odd-job man for Sam Goldwyn in 1937, when he was 24.


  • China arrests man for seeking repeat of Tiananmen protest

    By Sui-Lee Wee BEIJING (Reuters) - Chinese authorities have formally arrested a man for trying to stage a repeat of the 1989 Tiananmen Square pro-democracy protest, his wife said on Tuesday, signaling an increasing intolerance for dissent under Communist Party rule. Police in eastern Jiangsu province arrested Gu Yimin, an odd-job worker, on Friday on "suspicion of inciting subversion of state ...
    on June 18, 2013     Source: Reuters via Yahoo! News


  1. "I'll be looking for the odd-job man to get the showers hot," Bruce joked, before attempting to change the subject.
    on May 9, 2008 By: Steve Bruce Source: Times Online

  2. "In its view, the trial judge paid insufficient attention to the absence of any strong connection between the sexual abuse and Saxey's job on the fringes of school life as a baker, part-time motorboat operator and odd-job man," Justice Ian...
    on Oct 28, 2005 By: Ian Binnie Source: CTV.ca

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