All work and no play

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Definition

All work and no play (makes Jack a dull boy): Working constantly without free time (makes Jack a dull boy)
idiom
All work and no play (makes Jack a dull boy) is a common expression which could literally be translated as: "Working without a rest makes Jack a boring boy".

Examples

  • "I was all work and no play, a ghost behind a screen"
  • "You know my reputation: all work and no play."

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