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crunching • anti-social • judging
busted • your man
  1. It's hard to be around her for a long time, because she is always people.
  2. His new job is making him very . He almost never comes out anymore.
  3. If the person that you are looking for has to do any physical work, then I wouldn't be .
  4. I have been numbers all day, and it's obvious that we need more money for this program.
  5. He got for trying to use a fake ID.
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750 Bad Jobs
Jeff and Tim talk about jobs they would not want to do and why.

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crunching numbers

You are doing nothing but sitting at your desk sort of by yourself all day, crunching numbers.

'Crunching numbers' means that you spend time doing calculations.

Notice the following:

  1. I am an accountant, so I spend my time crunching numbers.
  2. She says that she is a number cruncher.

anti-social

I think it's very anti-social, a little bit boring, not so healthy.

When something is 'anti-social,' it means that it does not allow you to see your friends or socialize  like a normal, healthy person.

Notice the following:

  1. Working as a chef can be very anti-social.
  2. I find that working shifts can be very anti-social.

judging people

I kind of feel like I would be judging people and I'm not anti-police.

When you 'judge people,' it means that you make decisions about them based on what you know.

Notice the following:

  1. I do not really judge people, unless I know them really well.
  2. I do not like her, because she is always judging people.

busting people

It would be difficult for me to be busting people for some things that I don't agree with.

When you 'bust people' it means that you arrest them, catch them or give them a ticket.

Notice the following:

  1. The police have busted a lot of people for speeding recently.
  2. I would like to be a police woman and bust people for crimes.

I wouldn't be your man

I think in a situation where there is any blood around I wouldn't be your man.

'I wouldn't be your man' means that you think that you are not the right person for the job.

Notice the following:

  1. If you are looking for someone who is hardworking, then I wouldn't be your man.
  2. She said that I would not be her man if I could not show commitment.