What does "job" mean here?
"Job" in this case means the project or the action that they were going to do, which was to break in and rob the home. The noun "job" here is used with the idiom "beat someone to something", which is used when someone finishes something before someone else can do it. Ex: I was going to be the first one to wish her a happy birthday, but he he beat me to it. Ex: They beat us to the job, it's already done.
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