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Meaning of DQYDJ

What Does DQYDJ Mean?

DQYDJ means "Don't Quit Your Day Job". The abbreviation DQYDJ is an idiomatic expression, which humorously suggests someone isn't very good at doing something. For example, if a friend played the piano really badly, "Don't quit your day job" would be a funny way to tell them that if they tried to rely on playing the piano for a living they would not be successful, and that their current job would be a safer option. Of note, this phrase should only be used informally.
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Definition for DQYDJ

DQYDJ means "Don't Quit Your Day Job". This is the most common definition for DQYDJ on Snapchat, WhatsApp, Facebook, and Twitter. Here is some more information about DQYDJ:

Definition:Don't Quit Your Day Job
2: Quite easy to guess
Typical Users:
Adults and Teenagers
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When I write DQYDJ, I mean this:

meaning of DQYDJ
DQYDJ is a light-hearted way to tell someone they're not very good at something.

Examples of DQYDJ in Sentences

Here are examples of DQYDJ being used in conversations:
  • Martin: Can I practice my comedy routine on you?
  • Nick: Okay.
  • Martin: Turning vegan is a big missed steak.
  • Nick: Is that it? DQYDJ.
  • Ian: What did you think of my guitar playing?
  • Jim: I don't want to be rude, but DQYDJ or you'll starve.

An Academic Look at DQYDJ

DQYDJ is an initialism abbreviation. This means it is pronounced using its individual letters (i.e., Dee Kyu Waye Dee Jay), but as this is harder to say than "Don't quit your day job" it is not often spoken using its letters. In other words, the abbreviation DQYDJ is for efficiency in writing and not efficiency in speech.

What Did We Used To Say?

Before the digital era, we might have said something like "keep practising" instead of DQYDJ.

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Using DQYDJ on a Cell Phone (SMS Texts, Whatsapp, and Yubl)


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