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day job

n.
One's primary job, usually during conventional work hours, in contrast to other secondary or preferred pursuits that provide little or no income.

day′ job`


n.
one's regular job and main source of income, usu. viewed in contrast to a speculative or irregular endeavor: Good luck in the lottery, but don't quit your day job.
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