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noun [countable] British informal     jobsworth pronunciation in British English
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  1. showing disapproval someone who always obeys the rules of their job exactly, even when it would be more sensible not to
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From an expression which people like this might typically use: ‘It’s more than my job’s worth’ (=I might lose my job if I did what you want).
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a description of an economic or political situation based on analysis of information at the present time

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an unregulated form of capitalism that features financial deregulation, privatisation and low tax for high earners

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