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 for Job''s news
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Job \Job\ (j[=o]b), n.
     The hero of the book of that name in the Old Testament; the
     prototypical patient man.
     [1913 Webster]
  
     Job's comforter.
     (a) A false friend; a tactless or malicious person who, under
         pretense of sympathy, insinuates rebukes.
     (b) A boil. [Colloq.]
  
     Job's news, bad news. --Carlyle.
  
     Job's+tears+(Bot.),+a+kind+of+grass+({Coix+Lacryma">Job's tears (Bot.), a kind of grass ({Coix Lacryma), with
        hard, shining, pearly grains.
        [1913 Webster]

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