lie down on the job

lie down on the job
to not work as hard at something as you should.

The new Police Chief fired two officers he accused of lying down on the job.


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  • lie down on the job — {v. phr.}, {informal} To purposely fail to do your job; neglect a task; loaf. * /Bill isn t trying to learn his lessons. He is lying down on the job./ * /If you lie down on your job, you will lose it./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • lie down on the job — {v. phr.}, {informal} To purposely fail to do your job; neglect a task; loaf. * /Bill isn t trying to learn his lessons. He is lying down on the job./ * /If you lie down on your job, you will lose it./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • lie down on the job — stop working, refuse to work    Yes, I take long coffee breaks, but I would never lie down on the job …   English idioms

  • lie\ down\ on\ the\ job — v. phr. informal To purposely fail to do your job; neglect a task; loaf. Bill isn t trying to learn his lessons. He is lying down on the job. If you lie down on your job, you will lose it …   Словарь американских идиом

  • lie down on the job — (Roget s IV) v. Syn. dawdle, slack off, fool around; see loiter …   English dictionary for students

  • lie down on the job — idi +inf Informal. to do less than one could or should do; shirk one s obligations …   From formal English to slang

  • lie down on the job (to) —  Not be productive …   American business jargon

  • lie down — verb assume a reclining position (Freq. 11) lie down on the bed until you feel better • Syn: ↑lie • Ant: ↑arise • Hypernyms: ↑change posture …   Useful english dictionary

  • lie down — v. (misc.) to take smt. lying down ( to accept smt. without protest ); to lie down on the job ( to work very little ) * * * [ laɪ daʊn] to lie down on the job ( to work very little ) (misc.) to take smt. lying down ( to accept smt. without… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • lie down — phrasal verb [intransitive] Word forms lie down : present tense I/you/we/they lie down he/she/it lies down present participle lying down past tense lay down past participle lain down 1) same as lie I, 1), a) Lie down and relax. I m going to go… …   English dictionary

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