it is not work that kills, but worry

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it is not work that kills, but worry

proverb Worrying is more hazardous to one's health than hard work is. Would you just call Mom for once? She's been fretting about you nonstop, and you know it's not work that kills, but worry.
See also: but, not, that, work, worry
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It is not work that kills, but worry.

Prov. Working hard will not hurt you, but worrying too much is bad for your health. Nancy: You've been working so many hours every day, I'm afraid you'll get sick. Bill: It's not work that kills, but worry.
See also: but, not, that, work, worry
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.
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