pull a job

pull a job
Vrb phrs. To commit a robbery. E.g."I pulled a job at the local post office so I'm lying low for a few days."

English slang and colloquialisms. 2014.

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  • pull a job — tv. to carry out a crime, especially a robbery. (Police and underworld. Note the variations in the examples.) □ Bart decided that it was not a good time to pull a bank job. □ Ziggy and Bart left town after they pulled the job …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • pull a job — perform a robbery, perform a burglary …   English contemporary dictionary

  • job — n. task 1) to do a job 2) to take on a job 3) a backbreaking; difficult, hard job 4) odd jobs (he does odd jobs) 5) a job to + inf. (it was quite a job to find him = it was quite a job finding him = we had quite a job finding him) employment 6)… …   Combinatory dictionary

  • job — I. n 1. a crime. This widespread term occurs in expressions such as pull a job and in specific forms such as bank job , safe job , etc. The word was first used in this sense in the 17th century, usually in the context of theft. 2. a person, thing …   Contemporary slang

  • job — 1. n. a drunkard. □ What does this old job want besides a drink? □ Give the job a drink and make somebody happy today. 2. n. a theft; a criminal act. (Police and underworld. See also pull a job.) □ Bart and Lefty planned a bank job over in… …   Dictionary of American slang and colloquial expressions

  • pull your socks up — british informal phrase used when you are telling someone that they are not doing a job well enough and that they must do better Thesaurus: ways of telling someone to hurrysynonym Main entry: pull * * * pull your ˈsocks up idiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • pull your weight — pull/carry/your weight phrase to do your share of work He wasn’t pulling his weight, so he had to go. Thesaurus: to work hardsynonym Main entry: weight * * * pull your ˈweight …   Useful english dictionary

  • pull/tear (your) hair out — to be very anxious about something. I ve been tearing my hair out trying to get the job finished on time. (often in continuous tenses) …   New idioms dictionary

  • pull in — verb 1. direct toward itself or oneself by means of some psychological power or physical attributes (Freq. 4) Her good looks attract the stares of many men The ad pulled in many potential customers This pianist pulls huge crowds The store owner… …   Useful english dictionary

  • pull — pull1 [ pul ] verb *** ▸ 1 move someone/something toward you ▸ 2 remove something attached ▸ 3 move body with force ▸ 4 injure muscle ▸ 5 take gun/knife out ▸ 6 move window cover ▸ 7 make someone want to do something ▸ 8 get votes ▸ 9 suck smoke… …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

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