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no rest (or peace) for the wicked

Definition of no rest or peace for the wicked in English:

humorous The speaker’s heavy workload or lack of tranquillity is due to their sinful life.
[With biblical allusion to Isa. 48:22, 57:21]
Example sentences
  • But there's no rest for the wicked, as Anne will start almost immediately on the planning for next year's event.
  • There is no rest for the wicked in this job - I'm back on the road tomorrow.
  • My money, for what it's worth, would be on the wee guy - but it turns out there is no peace for the wicked down at Kingsholm.
See parent entry: wicked

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