dead-end job

This page is about the collocation dead-end job

collocation pattern: adjective + noun


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
a) really enjoy their work b) can't get better work c) earn lots of money

Contributor: Matt Errey