Duty

pass the buck

Meaning: passing blame to another person

Example: That particular supervisor tends to pass the buck of all light duties to newly hired interns. Read on

get the sack (boot, axe)

Meaning: be dismissed from the job

Example: If you can't do your job properly, you're going to get the sack. Read on

heads will roll

Meaning: people will be fired or forced to resign

Example: Heads are going to roll when the boss finds out about the missing stock. Read on

call of duty

Meaning: something you must do or feel compelled to do

Example: Both of my grandfathers felt it was their call of duty to enlist immediately for active service when the war broke out. Read on

Idiom of the Day

take stock

Meaning: to think carefully about a situation in order to make a decision

Example: Before deciding on which job to take, Peter has decided to take stock in order to make an informed decision on which choice would be best for him and his family. Read on

Advertisement

Latest Thoughts

Keep in Touch

Copyrights © 2021 - The Idioms - All Rights Reserved.
Copy Link