fall down on the job


fall down on the job
to fail to do something that you should do.

The armed forces will take over if the local authorities fall down on the job.


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  • fall down on the job — to do a job badly The people who are supposed to be keeping the city clean have been falling down on the job. • • • Main Entry: ↑fall fall down on the job see ↑fall, 1 • • • Main Entry: ↑job …   Useful english dictionary

  • fall down on the job — {v. phr.}, {informal} To fail to work well. * /The boss was disappointed when his workers fell down on the job./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • fall down on the job — {v. phr.}, {informal} To fail to work well. * /The boss was disappointed when his workers fell down on the job./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • fall\ down\ on\ the\ job — v. phr. informal To fail to work well. The boss was disappointed when his workers fell down on the job …   Словарь американских идиом

  • fall down on the job (to) —  Fail at one’s responsibilities …   American business jargon

  • fall down — phrasal verb [intransitive] Word forms fall down : present tense I/you/we/they fall down he/she/it falls down present participle falling down past tense fell down past participle fallen down 1) same as fall I, 1), b) I fell down and hurt my knee …   English dictionary

  • fall down — intransitive verb Date: 1873 to fail to meet expectations or requirements < fell down on the job > …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • job — W1S1 [dʒɔb US dʒa:b] n ▬▬▬▬▬▬▬ 1¦(work)¦ 2¦(duty)¦ 3¦(something you must do)¦ 4 on the job 5 I m only/just doing my job 6 it s more than my job s worth 7 do the job 8 have a job doing something/have a job to do something 9 do a job on… …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • fall — fall1 [ fɔl ] (past tense fell [ fel ] ; past participle fall|en [ fɔlən ] ) verb intransitive *** ▸ 1 move downward quickly ▸ 2 become lower in amount ▸ 3 change to another state ▸ 4 lose power/control ▸ 5 hang down ▸ 6 belong to group/activity… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • fall — 1 verb, past tense fell past participle fallen 1 MOVE DOWNWARDS (I) to move downwards from a higher position to a lower position: The rain had started falling again. (+out of/from/on): Wyatt fell from a second floor window. (+down): I m always… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English