all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy

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 — 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

  • work — See: ALL IN A DAY S WORK, ALL WORK AND NO PLAY MAKES JACK A DULL BOY, AT WORK, BUSY WORK, IN THE WORKS, MAKE SHORT WORK OF, MANY HANDS MAKE LIGHT WORK, SHOOT THE WORKS, THE WORKS, IN THE WORKS …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • work — See: ALL IN A DAY S WORK, ALL WORK AND NO PLAY MAKES JACK A DULL BOY, AT WORK, BUSY WORK, IN THE WORKS, MAKE SHORT WORK OF, MANY HANDS MAKE LIGHT WORK, SHOOT THE WORKS, THE WORKS, IN THE WORKS …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • play — See: ALL WORK AND NO PLAY MAKES JACK A DULL BOY, DOUBLE PLAY, FAIR PLAY, FORCE PLAY, GAME AT WHICH TWO CAN PLAY, MAKE A PLAY FOR, TURN ABOUT IS FAIR PLAY …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • play — See: ALL WORK AND NO PLAY MAKES JACK A DULL BOY, DOUBLE PLAY, FAIR PLAY, FORCE PLAY, GAME AT WHICH TWO CAN PLAY, MAKE A PLAY FOR, TURN ABOUT IS FAIR PLAY …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • boy — See: ALL WORK AND NO PLAY MAKES JACK A DULL BOY, FAIR HAIRED BOY, MAMA S BOY, OLD BOY, SEPARATE THE MEN FROM THE BOYS …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • boy — See: ALL WORK AND NO PLAY MAKES JACK A DULL BOY, FAIR HAIRED BOY, MAMA S BOY, OLD BOY, SEPARATE THE MEN FROM THE BOYS …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • dull — See: ALL WORK AND NO PLAY MAKES JACK A DULL BOY …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • dull — See: ALL WORK AND NO PLAY MAKES JACK A DULL BOY …   Dictionary of American idioms

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