all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy
Too much hard work without time out for play or enjoyment is not good for anyone. - A proverb. * /Bill's mother told him to stop studying and to go out and play, because all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy./

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  • All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy — is a proverb. Its meaning is that without time off from work, a person becomes bored and boring.The sentiment expressed by this proverb was first recorded thousands of years ago by the Egyptian sage Ptahhotep, who wrote in 2400 B.C., One that… …   Wikipedia

  • all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy — all work and no play (makes Jack a dull boy) it is not good to work all the time. You need to get out and have fun you know, all work and no play …   New idioms dictionary

  • All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. — All work and no play (makes Jack a dull boy). something that you say which means people who work all the time become boring. You need to get out more in the evenings. You know what they say about all work and no play …   New idioms dictionary

  • all work and no play (makes Jack a dull boy) — all ˌwork and no ˈplay (makes ˌJack a dull ˈboy) idiom (saying) it is not healthy to spend all your time working; you need to relax too Main entry: ↑workidiom …   Useful english dictionary

  • all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy — 1659 J. HOWELL Proverbs (English) 12 All work and no play, makes Jack a dull boy. 1825 M. EDGEWORTH Harry & Lucy Concluded II. 155 All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. All play and no work makes Jack a mere toy. 1859 S. SMILES Self Help xi …   Proverbs new dictionary

  • all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy — Too much hard work without time out for play or enjoyment is not good for anyone. A proverb. * /Bill s mother told him to stop studying and to go out and play, because all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • all\ work\ and\ no\ play\ makes\ Jack\ a\ dull\ boy — proverb too much hard work without time out for play or enjoyment is not good for anyone. Bill s mother told him to stop studying and to go out and play, because all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy …   Словарь американских идиом

  • all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy — do not work too long, take time for recreation, take time to smell...    When I picked up my overtime check, Karen reminded me that All work and no play …   English idioms

  • All work and no play. — (makes Jack a dull boy). something that you say which means people who work all the time become boring. You need to get out more in the evenings. You know what they say about all work and no play …   New idioms dictionary

  • all work and no play — (makes Jack a dull boy) it is not good to work all the time. You need to get out and have fun you know, all work and no play …   New idioms dictionary

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