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    maiabulela is offline Senior Member
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    job and a half

    A girl is bikini-waxing her sister and then says while she is laughing :
    "This is a job and a half"

    What is the meaning of this expression?

    Thanks,

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    Re: job and a half

    It's a bigger or more difficult job than she thought it was going to be when she started.

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    Re: job and a half

    Yes!! That really makes sense. Can\t thanksyou enough

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    Re: job and a half

    The idea of calling a big thing 'a thing and a half' isn't specific to English. In Latin poetry - which is divided into stress patterns called 'feet' - there was a kind of foot called a sesquipes which was defined as 'a foot that was as long as a foot and a half' (which it was).

    From this English gets the word 'sesquipedalian', used to describe very long words. (It's not common, and is often used in a context that mixes the jocular with the academic.)

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