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 Job (To).Jobber. 
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E. Cobham Brewer 1810–1897. Dictionary of Phrase and Fable. 1898.
 
Joba’tion.
 
A scolding; so called from the patriarch Job.   1
        “Jobation … . means a long, dreary homily, and has reference to the tedious rebukes inflicted on the patriarch Job by his too obliging friends.”—G.A. Sala: (Echoes), Sept. 6, 1884.
 


 Job (To).Jobber. 

 
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