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desk job

This page is about the collocation desk job

collocation pattern: noun + noun

Meaning

a job at a desk or in an office

For example

  • If you get conscripted into the army, try to get a desk job.

  • After he'd suffered a serious injury, the police force gave him a desk job.

Quick Quiz

They gave him a desk job after

a. he was too old to drive

b. he'd made all the tables

c. he'd damaged his desk

Contributor: Matt Errey