a woman's work is never done


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a woman's work is never done

A woman is nearly always working in some way. The phrase especially refers to tasks traditionally associated with women, such as housework and child-rearing. Of course I come home from work to a messy house and starving kids because a woman's work is never done.
See also: done, never, work

A woman's work is never done.

Prov. Housework and raising children are jobs that have no end. (*Typically said by a woman to indicate how busy she is.) "As soon as I finish washing the breakfast dishes, it's time to start fixing lunch," Elizabeth observed. "A woman's work is never done." After a difficult day at the office, Greta came home and began cooking dinner. "A woman's work is never done," she sighed.
See also: done, never, work