to lay down on the job

Idiom Definition

Idiom Definition - lay down on the job

"to lay down on the job"

to not work as hard at something as you are supposed to


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Idiom Scenario 1

Idiom Definition - lay down on the job

Two colleagues are talking ...

Colleague 1:  What are you doing?

Colleague 2:  Just taking a little break and playing a video game on the computer.

Colleague 1:  If the boss catches you laying down on the job, there will be trouble.

Colleague 2:  What's wrong with goofing off once in a while?

Idiom Scenario 2

Idiom Definition - lay down on the job

A couple are talking in the park ...

Wife:  Where is the dog?

Husband:  He is right ... there. Oops. I guess I wasn't paying attention.

WifeLaying down on the job again. How many times is it this month that you have lost the dog?

Husband:  What can I say? I guess I am just lazy and inattentive. Sorry.

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to lay down on the job - Gerund Form:

Laying down on the job is not the way to earn a promotion.

to lay down on the job - Examples:

1)  Mazda is not the kind of car company to lay down on the job. So when the customers called it answered with the 2016 version of the Mazda6, ...

2)  ... says he has the cushiest job on the show. He gets to lay down on the job while everyone else puts their back into it.

3)  The Cardinals' outfielders could practically lay down on the job. Only one of them, Brandon Moss, actually had to make a catch.

4)  But if the parents lay down on the job, the answer is not to throw up your hands and declare the child a lost cause and engage in finger pointing.

5)  ... can't just lay down on the job because her boyfriend was mean to her ...

6)  I'm at home with my kids and I've been known to lay down on the job now and then. 

7)  The decision of many black journalists to lay down on the job is not much different from what's been happening on MSNBC and Fox News.

8)  ... off as something less than a team player right now, the feeling here is that the frustrated superstar wouldn't go so far as to lay down on the job.

9)  Never ones to lay down on the job and let a bunch of cackling editorial tramps walk through uncontested, Crystal D's crack quality assurance ...

10)  There was no time for laying down on the job, when the Marriott Hotel handed over some of its former beds to charity Caer Las.

11)  The incident comes just weeks after another lifeguard was caught laying down on the job in Gary, Indiana. 

12)  Colbert found that hard to believe about a guy who right now is spending most of his time laying down on the job. Harsh words were exchanged.

13)  Angelo strongly denied officers are laying down on the job in frustration or anger over the increased scrutiny. "No one is backing off calls for ...

14)  But don't think that means she's going to be laying down on the job—if we know Mimi, she's going to go all out on these TV movies.

15)  Other Peruvians seem to agree that their political leaders are laying down on the job

16)  When it came time to think about clever ways to kick back, the designers of the Jeanneau 54 weren't laying down on the job.

17)  I'd be laying down on the job if I didn't mention that a mound of freshly whipped cream makes anything that lay beneath it taste better.

18)  ... kids are selfish is the implication that women who don't have children are laying down on the job and skipping out on their natural obligation to ...

19)  Tyler Hicks is hardly laying down on the job: He's doing incredibly hard and dangerous work in a combat zone where photographers are hardly free to take ...

20)  He greets most guests, but don't be surprised if you see him laying down on the job— he is very laid-back.