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dead-end job

This page is about the collocation dead-end job

collocation pattern: adjective + noun

Meaning

a job with no prospects for advancement

For example

  • I wasted years working for a fast food restaurant in a low-paying, dead-end job.

  • I knew stacking shelves in a supermarket was a dead-end job, but I couldn't find anything better.

Quick Quiz

Most people who have dead-end jobs

a. really enjoy their work

b. can't get better work

c. earn lots of money

Contributor: Matt Errey