give up as a bad job


give up as a bad job
give (something) up as a bad job to stop doing something because you do not feel it is worth continuing.

After three attempts to explain the joke I gave it up as a bad job.


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  • Give up as a bad job — abandon as unprofitable an undertaking already begun …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • give up as a bad job — Australian Slang abandon as unprofitable an undertaking already begun …   English dialects glossary

  • give something up as a bad job — To abandon a task, etc as impossible or not worthwhile • • • Main Entry: ↑job * * * give something up as a bad job british informal phrase to stop doing something because you do not think you will ever succeed I tried to mend the bike myself, but …   Useful english dictionary

  • give something up as a bad job — give (something) up as a bad job to stop doing something because you do not feel it is worth continuing. After three attempts to explain the joke I gave it up as a bad job …   New idioms dictionary

  • give somebody up as a bad job — give sb/sth up as a bad ˈjob idiom (informal) to decide to stop trying to help sb or to do sth because there is no hope of success Main entry: ↑jobidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • give something up as a bad job — verb To cease a task that has a history of failure and little chance of immediate success. After hours of trying, he eventually gave it up as a bad job …   Wiktionary

  • give something up as a bad job — British informal to stop doing something because you do not think you will ever succeed I tried to mend the bike myself, but in the end gave it up as a bad job …   English dictionary

  • job — I. /dʒɒb / (say job) noun 1. a piece of work; an individual piece of work done in the routine of one s occupation or trade. 2. a piece of work of defined character undertaken for a fixed price. 3. the unit or material being worked upon. 4. the… …   Australian English dictionary

  • JOB, BOOK OF — (named for its hero (Heb. אִיּוֹב), ancient South Arabian and Thamudic yʾb; Old Babylonian Ayyābum, Tell el Amarna tablet, no. 256, line 6, A ia ab; either from yʾb, to bear ill will or compounded of ay where? and ʾab (divine) father ), one of… …   Encyclopedia of Judaism

  • job */*/*/ — UK [dʒɒb] / US [dʒɑb] noun Word forms job : singular job plural jobs Talking or writing about jobs: general job what you do regularly to earn money, especially what you do for a particular company or person. A full time job is a job that you do… …   English dictionary