no rest for the weary

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No rest for the weary definition


You must keep persevering no matter how tired or overworked you are.

Note: A variant is “no rest for the wicked,” which implies that the devil will not allow his followers to rest from their evil doings.
The American Heritage® New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy, Third Edition
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