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do a job on somebody/something

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishdo a job on somebody/somethingdo a job on somebody/somethingespecially American English informal to have a damaging effect on someone or something The sun does quite a job on people’s skin. job
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do a job on somebody/somethingI watch Maintenance do a job on a paper machine, shut the whole thing down to change a secondary valve.If you tell Spider yuh out, he may do a job on you.The sun does quite a job on people's skin.
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