to cover for sb
/kˈʌvɚ fɔːɹ ˌɛsbˈiː/
to fulfill a person's responsibilities while they are sick or on a leave
iron in the fire
/ˈaɪɚn ɪnðə fˈaɪɚ/
a project, activity, plan, business, etc. that an individual is involved in
to put / set sb to work
/pˌʊt sˈɛt ˌɛsbˈiː tə wˈɜːk/
to assign a task or job to a person
to wear many / several (different) hats
/wˈɛɹ mˈɛni sˈɛvɹəl dˈɪfɹənt hˈæts/
to have different roles, positions, or jobs at the same time
to have big shoes / boots to fill
/hæv bˈɪɡ ʃˈuːz bˈuːts tə fˈɪl/
to have to put in a lot of effort into one's work to be on the same level as one's predecessor
to play hooky / hookey
/plˈeɪ hˈʊki hˈʊki/
to not attend work, school, or other obligations without giving an explanation or getting permission
on the clock
/ɑːnðə klˈɑːk/
during the hours that one is required to be working
to step into one's shoes
/stˈɛp ˌɪntʊ wˈʌnz ʃˈuːz/
to be given someone's task, role, job, etc., particularly after they have left
to pick up the baton
/pˈɪk ˌʌp ðə bɐtˈɑːn/
to continue or complete a task or project that someone else began or left unfinished
to hand over the baton to sb
/hˈænd ˌoʊvɚ ðə bɐtˈɑːn tʊ ˌɛsbˈiː/
to transfer responsibility or a task from one person to another
to have sth on one's hands
/hæv ˌɛstˌiːˈeɪtʃ ˌɑːn wˈʌnz hˈændz/
to need to deal with something as a part of one's responsibilities or obligations
to hold the fort
/hˈoʊld ðə fˈɔːɹt/
to assume full control or responsibility of something until the actual person in charge returns, particularly in business
to fill one's shoes
/fˈɪl wˈʌnz ʃˈuːz/
to take on a person's position, role, or responsibility after they are gone
to step into the breach
/stˈɛp ˌɪntʊ ðə bɹˈiːtʃ/
to take action or assume responsibility in a difficult or challenging situation, often when others are unable or unwilling to do so
work to rule
/wˈɜːk tə ɹˈuːl/
a labor strategy where employees intentionally perform their job duties strictly according to the rules and procedures, without going beyond what is explicitly required, as a means of protest or showing dissatisfaction with work conditions
to work to rule
/wˈɜːk tə ɹˈuːl/
(of workers) to protest by refraining from doing any extra work
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