line of work

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Noun1.line of work - the principal activity in your life that you do to earn moneyline of work - the principal activity in your life that you do to earn money; "he's not in my line of business"
activity - any specific behavior; "they avoided all recreational activity"
confectionery - the occupation and skills of a confectioner
sport - the occupation of athletes who compete for pay
farming, land - agriculture considered as an occupation or way of life; "farming is a strenuous life"; "there's no work on the land any more"
biz, game - your occupation or line of work; "he's in the plumbing game"; "she's in show biz"
calling, career, vocation - the particular occupation for which you are trained
employment, work - the occupation for which you are paid; "he is looking for employment"; "a lot of people are out of work"
appointment - the job to which you are (or hope to be) appointed; "he applied for an appointment in the treasury"
berth, billet, post, situation, position, office, place, spot - a job in an organization; "he occupied a post in the treasury"
salt mine, treadmill - a job involving drudgery and confinement
craft, trade - the skilled practice of a practical occupation; "he learned his trade as an apprentice"
profession - an occupation requiring special education (especially in the liberal arts or sciences)
metier, medium - an occupation for which you are especially well suited; "in law he found his true metier"
accountancy, accounting - the occupation of maintaining and auditing records and preparing financial reports for a business
photography - the occupation of taking and printing photographs or making movies
catering - providing food and services
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Certainly it is only by force of real genius of some sort, never by a mere lucky chance, that a man achieves the acknowledged masterpiece in any line of work.
As we learn in this self-consciously strange and surprisingly haunting movie, the rock 'n' roll lifestyle probably isn't the best line of work for conjoined twins, especially when one of them likes to snort coke for breakfast.
Q If you weren't in this job, what other line of work would you like to pursue?
The Nebraska team got into its microbial line of work by accident.
The Discovery Channel's investigation of our line of work will help educate Americans about all the damage that bird droppings can inflict on buildings and the health of its tenants.
If he can't keep his personal religious views out of the classroom, he needs to find another line of work.
Daniel Wilks is Deputy Editor of Hyper, Australia's leading multi-format games magazine has been writing about computer games in a full time and freelance capacity for nearly ten years and as such has an ingrained agenda to defend them to his last breath or otherwise he'll have to look for another line of work.
I never really think about the danger that is inherent in our line of work," says Salvo.
An editorial in the September 12 Fort Wayne News-Sentinel lauded the ruling, asserting that "Wilson picked a terribly hazardous line of work when he became an armed robber, and he brought his killing on himself through his own actions.
He describes his line of work as not necessarily exciting but says it is rewarding when he knows he has earned the trust of the businesses across the region.
The application is especially useful for mobile professionals whose line of work often places them in collaborative situations--from insurance inspectors, educational instructors and law enforcement to government officials, engineers, ad creatives and architects.
The theory was that few people end up in the line of work they studied for.