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]
- 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.
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