"to hold down a job"
to keep a job for a period of time
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Two friends are talking ...
Friend 1: Poor Henry. He is unemployed again.
Friend 2: Henry can't seem to hold down a job for more than a year at a time. What happened this time?
Friend 1: Henry got bored with his job and quit.
A couple are talking ...
Wife: Why are you home so early in the day?
Husband: I got laid-off from work. The factory has slowed down and the company let go the people with lowest seniority.
Wife: How is a person supposed to hold down a job nowadays?
Husband: I sure am getting tired of being laid-off from job after job.
Holding down a job for five years during a recession can be a challenge.
1) SAD can be so extreme that people aren't able to hold down a job, concentrate properly, experience extreme lethargy and even end relationships if they're not ...
2) ... suffered from schizophrenia, bipolar and narcissistic personality disorders, couldn't hold down a job and had been charged with burglary in 2005.
3) ... the pain has become so extreme that she can't physically hold down a job.
4) He made her work to help support them when he couldn't hold down a job.
5) He will also have to hold down a job and meet regularly with a community supervision officer.
6) ... carrying all the childcare on your own as well as trying to hold down a job and it all just gets a bit much.
7) ... is quite the character and says he has never been able to hold down a job as something happens in the universe every time he gets one.
8) ... may have disabilities that make it difficult to hold down a job but that don't qualify them for federal disability benefits.
9) ... was forced to drop out of college and found it difficult to hold down a job because she was in constant pain.
10) ... to improve economic security. Even if a hardworking American struggles to hold down a job, he or she should still be able to save for retirement.
11) The self-centered Kate can't hold down a job because she's incapable of showing respect and consideration to others.
12) ... to give up alcohol and drugs, and is now successfully holding down a job.
13) ... help users avoid the cycle of incarceration that can keep them from holding down a job, finding housing and becoming productive members of the community.
14) ... the demands of being a single mother with two young children while holding down a job requiring her to work evening and weekend shifts.
15) Asked if they felt that holding down a job now is harder than it was for previous generations ...
16) ... said a failure to provide affordable childcare was preventing parents from holding down a job.
17) Despite consuming methamphetamine and heroin on a daily basis, Chamberlain held down a job as a flag person while trafficking on the side.
18) He moved to Glasgow to study music and held down a job at the same time.
19) James has never held down a job and still suffers severe aftershocks from his mental breakdown.
20) After he was released in 2013, Mthintha never held down a job for longer than a few months.