job of work

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job of work (plural jobs of work)

  1. A required job or task; a job that requires a substantial amount of effort.
    • 1966, Joseph McBride, Searching for John Ford[1], quotation of original by John Ford, published 2011:
      I have never thought about what I was doing in terms of art, or "this is great," or "world-shaking," or anything like that. To me, it was always a job of work—which I enjoyed immensely—and that's it.