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(there's) no rest for the weary

One must continue to toil or work regardless of how exhausted one is. A logical variant of the original phrase "no peace for the wicked." Parents of young children know all too well what it's like to have only a few hours of sleep and still have to get up at the crack of dawn—no rest for the weary, as my granny always said. There won't be time for a break, because we'll need to get going on the next phase of the project as soon as this one is done. There's no rest for the weary!
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(there's) no peace for the weary

One must continue to toil or work regardless of how exhausted one is. A logical variant of the original phrase "no peace for the wicked." Parents of young children know all too well what it's like to have only a few hours of sleep and still have to get up a the crack of dawn—no peace for the weary, as my granny always said. There won't be time for a break, because we'll need to get going on the next phase of the project as soon as this one is done. No peace for the weary!
See also: no, peace, weary

weary (one) with (something)

To bore, exasperate, or exhaust one with some constant, tedious action. The kids have been wearying me with their requests to go to Disneyland. He would weary you with all his political ramblings!
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weary of (something)

To become bored, exhausted, or exasperated by something. I'm starting to weary of all his pretentious literary talk. I could tell the kids were wearying of the guided tour.
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There is no rest for the weary.

Prov. Even people who are worn-out must continue to work. (Describes a situation in which a tired person has to do more work.) By the time I finished doing the laundry, it was so late I had to begin cooking supper for the family. There is no rest for the weary.
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weary of someone or something

to become tired of or bored with someone or something. I am beginning to weary of you. Isn't it time you were going? We soon wearied of chicken twice a week.
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weary someone with something

to tire or bore someone with something. He wearied her with his constant requests. Please don't weary me with your complaints.
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weary of

v.
To lose patience with or interest in something or someone: I soon wearied of their constant bickering.
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no rest for the weary (wicked)

No peace and quiet for anyone; to be kept very busy. This term, dating from about 1900, today is used facetiously by or about a person who simply is kept very busy. It presumably echoes several biblical passages stating that God will take care of good people but will provide no peace for evildoers (Isaiah 48:22 and 57:21). Wicked is used more in Britain, weary in America. After a two-foot snowfall and predictions of at least another foot of snow, meteorologist Michael Henry said, “There’s no rest for the weary. Just when they . . . cleaned up after the last storm, here comes another” (Boston Globe, March 9, 2001).
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Those in the gangs who still hired themselves after hours would have been wearier and more disgruntled than they had once been.
Bobbing along with jew's harp and jangly bluegrass guitar, the music lends a kind-of Tom Sawyer/Huck Finn atmosphere to the film, albeit one filtered through much wearier eyes.
As day turned to night, lawmakers grew wearier and more frazzled in their effort to close down a session that began in January.
Three rests this day, including a short stop at the beautiful Stag Inn at Low Crosby, with its twittering aviary, and one final hilarious incident before we arrive, much wearier than yesterday.
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The bell, the monk left idle without impact The prayer beads, the num counts but then lets them hang Broad morning light but no one sounds the gong (19) Well past noon, who cares about clearing the mossy slit Damn it, religious life is ever so tortuous The sad scene makes one wearier of the love thing that's still hanging.