Definition of do a job on someone in English:

do a job on someone

phrase

informal
  • Do something that harms or defeats an opponent.

    ‘I go out and do a job on anyone who is giving our top scorers a hard time’
    • ‘Finally, though, just as I was about to give the whole expedition up as a bad job, and head for Charing Cross, I found her.’
    • ‘I managed to get it out of my eyes, but despite my best attempts, I could not get a trendy spiky-look going, and had to give it up as a bad job.’
    • ‘When this bloodletting didn't make him better, they didn't give it up as a bad job.’
    • ‘We tried desperately to stop the water coming in but it got a few feet above the door level so we gave it up as a bad job.’
    • ‘She even toyed with the notion of racing dogs in Ireland but gave it up as a bad job when she was forced to quarantine two dogs.’
    • ‘But when we got there we gave it up as a bad job - you could not see the water's surface due to the weed.’
    • ‘Maddy did a few drawings to illustrate it as a present for me, but decided I had written too many peculiar things in it and gave it up as a bad job.’
    • ‘It said, ‘Friendly Advice: If at first you don't succeed, better give it up as a bad job.‘’
    • ‘We gave it up as a bad job and started to search for the way on.’
    • ‘And fortunately none of us were hurt and we gave it up as a bad job, to bury the cattle.’