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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.
See also: of, weary

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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So, once more we rise wearily to point out the obvious - a constitutional amendment allowing Congress to criminally punish the "physical desecration" of the American flag isn't needed because no one is out there burning flags.
I just want to sit down," she wearily groaned to a friend at one point during her trek through the press gantlet.
Before I clambered into the huge red boat of New York Gay Pride's grand marshal convertible, I reminded my co-marshal and fellow traveler, the activist-writer-theologian Father John McNeill, that when he was my college ethics professor he had huffed wearily that "homosexuality was nothing more than mutual masturbation.
Take an issue, throw at it a very large sum of our money, put in place no real plans to make it work and wait for it to go wearily away
Harold, listen," the battered candidate wearily began.
One would have thought, Lewontin says wearily, that "industrial capitalism .
Can you please, he said wearily, "Explain the difference between NAS and SAN to me?
But now I've had enough, dear Antonio Mora, living my life has been like living a thousand lives," Tabucchi's Pessoa sighs wearily before expiring.
As Waples wearily says, "Your mother probably thinks you are evolutionarily significant.
Abraham's face, in Abraham and Isaac, wears strata of unsolved emotion: exhausted, expectant, apprehensive and faintly cynical, ear wearily cocked to heaven for the last word, glazed eyes far beyond reason, he meets God's test with a sort of reciprocal test: Nu?
As we wearily end the century, those lists will be drawn up, those assessments will be made--who was the greatest this, who was the greatest that.
As he shuffled wearily through Heathrow Airport bound for New York, 73- year-old Brando had no excess baggage to pay for.
On the way back to the street I tried to edge past him, indifferent, But he smiled wanly, wearily, Yet another passing through without buying.
Conservatives have lost their zeal for advocating minimal government," he writes, "not because they have decided big government is desirable, but because they have wearily concluded that trying to reduce it is hopeless, and that even the task of preventing its further growth will probably exceed their strength.
Asked to elaborate, Diana wearily concluded, "I won't do anything that might be considered obscene.