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A plum job – Idiom of the Day

Posted: January 17, 2021 at 10:41 am   /   by   /   comments (0)

A plum job – Idiom of the Day

Meaning:

A good job which is well-paid and relatively easy.

Origin:

It is said that “plum” in the 17th century was slang for £1000, a very large sum indeed in those times. This use was then applied to some political jobs, thought by the man in the street to involve little work for a lot of money. From there the word entered wider use for an easy, choice job.

Usage:

  1. The goal is to land a plum job as a government official of some sort, and not have to worry about money for the rest of my life.
  2. There are no plum jobs here, mate. This is a dog eat dog world. Either you go up, or you go out.
  3. With over a billion Indians, there has to be competition for the plum jobs.
  4. Can’t you use your connections and land me a plum job in your company?
  5. Being a lifeguard at an olympic swimming pool is one of the best plum jobs ever. You don’t have to worry about anyone drowning!
  6. Working on an oil rig is not a plum job, but it really pays well, and you don’t necessarily need a college degree to get a job on one of them.
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