Expressions used in Everyday Spoken English in Social and Professional contexts

line of work

line of work
Meaning(s)
1) someone's career or the main way they earn a living
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    • there is/are a lot of pressure/responsibility/rewards/opportunities in my line of work
  • Analysis

    Someone's line of work is their area of work or way of making or earning a living. Someone's line of work usually refers to the industry that they work in.

  • Professional Examples (Basic)
    1. In my line of work, there is a lot of pressure and responsibility, but there are a lot of rewards too. Overall, I think that the positives outweigh the negatives.
    2. I don't envy John. Being in the military brings with it a certain amount of prestige, but it's a very dangerous line of work.
    3. Kate was sick and tired of spending all day sat at a computer in an office, so she quit her job with the intention of finding a new line of work. She ended up becoming a teacher.
  • Social Examples (Basic)
    1. I never know how to answer when people ask me what my line of work is. As part of a small company, I have to do many different things.
    2. It's difficult when you are in high school to decide what line of work you might like to go into in the future.
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