Cambridge Dictionaries online Cambridge Dictionaries online

The most popular online dictionary and thesaurus for learners of English

English definition of “do the job”

do the job

If something does the job, it is suitable for a particular purpose: Here, this knife should do the job.Suitable and acceptableQuite good, or not very good
(Definition of do the job from the Cambridge Learner's Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)

Definitions of “do the job” in other dictionaries

Word of the Day

handout

a document given to students or reporters which contains information about a particular subject

Word of the Day

Blog

Read our blog about how the English language behaves.

Learn More

New Words

Find words and meanings that have just started to be used in English, and let us know what you think of them.

Learn More