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  • adj. working, busy
  • adj. Having sex

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. alert; performing a responsibility well.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adj. actively engaged in paid work


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  • Tempers shortened, and those who had come to some sort of arrangement with their shore supervisors or dredgemen whereby they ate extra food on the job found it very hard to go back to Ceres rations, which had not improved in quality or quantity.

    Morgan’s Run

  • Mr Singleton has been approached about taking on the job with his newly-formed agency,

    The Age News Headlines

  • All the malcontents were on the job save the temporarily ruined Dyer, Stephen supervising—with two of the new marines off Golden Grove as guards, Richard was pleased to see.

    Morgan’s Run

  • Then I started piecing together the tidbits I had picked up on my first days on the job into a fabric that resembled something like an intelligent briefing about political current events from the Upper East Side of New York to Allegheny County, Pennsylvania.

    How to Rig an Election

  • Besides, there were now two matchmakers on the job at Greenville High, ready and eager to get things fixed up before prom, which would be in just more than three weeks.

    Flirting with Disaster

  • At ABC, I was so lucky to be able to learn on the job from Terry Gannon, Peter Carruthers, and the inimitable Dick Button.


  • All salaried employees exempt and nonexempt spent their first week on the job meeting with every manager in the facility to learn what each did and how each area functioned.

    Strategic Management in Developing Countries Case Studies

  • Painting a truthful picture about what the maintenance positions entailed—restroom cleaning assignment responsibilities; the daily wipe down of the Yankee Stadium seats section by section; the power-washing and scrub-brushing of everything concrete; massive wipe downs of the many blue stadium columns; major squeegee work on rainy days; the transport of large bins of food and trash to garbage and recycling dumpsters—the brush they used on the job description disrupted my rose-colored canvas.

    One Season

  • Airline reservation clerks, stock-room personnel, machine operators, and repairmen may be able to function quite adequately on the job by listening rather than reading, as a voice from the machine tells them, step by step, what to do next or how to replace a broken part.

    Why Nothing Works

  • Finally, after Schellstede had been on the job for nearly a year, Harvey decided to convene a strategy meeting in Washington.

    Strategic Management in Developing Countries Case Studies


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