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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!
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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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"Maybe I have to take a bit of responsibility in terms of changing the team up, because they did look weary," he added after the defeat at Edgar Street.
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In today's busy world we still seem to feel weary, worn and sad.
New Delhi [India], August 15 ( ANI ): National Conference (NC) leader Omar Abdullah said today that although Prime Minister Narendra Modi's remark on 'embracing Kashmiris' in his Independence Day address was well received, everyone is getting 'weary of yet more talk and no concrete action' on the matter.
"People are weary after years of hard work to rebuild the economy but we have to live within our means.
When asked about his favorite part of playing his closeted character, Weary gave a funny answer, saying, "getting to iron money." In the show, he did iron bills as part of his and his family's sneaky ways of hiding their stolen cash.
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Before his girl can utter a response, Weary leaps from the auditorium's colored balcony and runs on stage to defend his friend.
As the mother of three, she invariably arrives at the pool tired, and a little weary. I am not sure if she had her glasses that day; in any case, a few weeks ago, when she bustled into the locker room, she saw well enough to notice an odd figure standing under the shower.
Huge, vibrant colored illustrations show a weary ant in a jungle of grass, who is reinvigorated by the thrilling Cajun music of a grasshopper fiddling with his buggy band.
Leaving Lazenby village to tread the "old farm track" (Mustn't get too weary tho', 'cos will have to walk this way back) Hoping to catch the Arriva bus as it connects along the bend.
Roth excels as a weary assassin lumbered with the plodding son (O'Donnell) of a crime boss and the story truly engages as the mismatched pair bond.
To be weary is not a condition of the body--that's tiredness.
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A weary US Congress went past its New Year deadline, but finally approved a compromise deal to avoid middle-class tax increases and spending cuts that would have sent the country over the fiscal cliff, with the measure now in the hands of President Barack Obama.