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Meaning of a woman's work is never done


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a woman's work is never done



The proverb a woman's work is never done means that a woman often works longer hours than a man because the housework and raising children are jobs that never end.

The origin of the saying comes from an old rhymed couplet:


Man may work from sun to sun,
But woman's work is never done.

Example(s):

"A woman's work is never done!", said Leila. She added: "As soon as I finish washing the breakfast dishes, it's time to start preparing lunch. Then I have to go shopping and when the kids are back home I have to help them with their homework."

This idiom is in the work category


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