Don’t give up your day job!

  • 2015.12.18

This is a conversation expression that is meant as a light-hearted way of telling someone who is performing an action (e.g. singing, drawing, telling a joke) that you do not think they are very good at it. In other words, they wouldn’t be able to earn money doing that action.

Tom: What do you think of my painting?
Mary: Um..well, I wouldn’t give up your day job.

For a good example of how to use this expression click on the link to the BBC Learning English website, which is a great resource for all English language learners.


下のリンクのBBC Learning English に良い例が載っています。どんな英語学習者にも勉強になるサイトですので、是非チェックしてみてください!