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(something) is wicked

slang Extremely good or impressive. I just got to drive her new car around the parking lot, and it's wicked. It can go from 0 to 60 in under three seconds!
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(there's) no peace/rest for the wicked

The lack of peace in one's life, or the perpetual need to be working or be busy, stems from one's sinfulness. The phrase comes from the Bible and is now usually used jocularly. He may have been acquitted of those crimes, but he will not go unpunished. There's no peace for the wicked. A: "You working late again, Stan?" B: "No rest for the wicked."
See also: no, peace, rest, wicked

have (one's) wicked way with (someone)

slang To have sex with someone. Did you really have your wicked way with that hot chick from the bar? Is that why you never came home last night?
See also: have, way, wicked


slang Extremely good or impressive. I just got to drive her new car around the parking lot, and it's wicked. It can go from 0 to 60 in under three seconds! Get outta the way, Riley's got a wicked slapshot!

wicked bad

slang Especially unpleasant, nasty, or deleterious. They pulled a wicked bad prank on the principal, and they were all expelled as a result. The fumes from the chemicals were wicked bad, so everyone had to clear out of the room.
See also: bad, wicked

wicked tongue

The tendency to speak maliciously. Watch out for Ben—he has a wicked tongue and will probably say something upsetting before the night is over, Can't you say anything nice? You have such a wicked tongue!
See also: tongue, wicked
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

No rest for the wicked.

Fig. It's because you are wicked that you have to work hard. (Usually jocular.) A: I can't seem to ever get all my work done. B: No rest for the wicked.
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McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

there's no rest for the wicked


no rest for the wicked

People use there's no rest for the wicked or no rest for the wicked to say humorously that they or someone else has a lot to do. There's no rest for the wicked. I have to get back to Manchester. Note: People also sometimes use peace instead of rest. Elizabeth called his name. `Oh dear, no peace for the wicked,' he said.
See also: no, rest, wicked
Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2012

no peace (or rest) for the wicked

someone's heavy workload or lack of tranquillity is punishment for a sinful life. humorous
This expression comes from Isaiah 48:22: ‘There is no peace, saith the Lord, unto the wicked’.
See also: no, peace, wicked
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there’s no peace/rest for the ˈwicked

(usually humorous) used when somebody is complaining that they have a lot of work to do: Well, it’s been nice talking to you, but I really must go. No rest for the wicked!
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mod. excellent; impressive; cool. (Also in compounds, wicked smart, wicked cool, etc.) Now this is what I call a wicked guitar.

wicked bad

mod. really quite good. (Bad has a long history of being used as an intensifier. Wicked here is a synonym of the intensifier bad.) Man, this stuff is wicked bad.
See also: bad, wicked
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.

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).
See also: no, rest, weary
The Dictionary of Clichés by Christine Ammer Copyright © 2013 by Christine Ammer

no rest for the wicked

Perpetual torment. We are told in Isaiah 57:21 that “there is no peace, saith my God to the wicked.” The phrase is often said as “no rest for the weary” and heard as a mild complaint in labor-intensive situations.
See also: no, rest, wicked
Endangered Phrases by Steven D. Price Copyright © 2011 by Steven D. Price
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