fall down on the job

fall down on the job
Fig. to fail to do something properly; to fail to do one's job adequately. •

The team kept losing because the coach was falling down on the job.

Tom was fired because he fell down on the job.

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{v. phr.}, {informal} To fail to work well. * /The boss was disappointed when his workers fell down on the job./

Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.

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