job (someone)



  • verb to hit or beat (someone) up. Job is an old dialect variant of jab which has been preserved in this working-class Australianism. The word was used in the same sense in Britain in the 1950s, by street gangs for instance.
  • verb to deceive, cheat or ruin (someone). A rare late 1980s usage which is a shortening of ‘do a job on (someone)’.