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Meaning of All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy


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All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy

All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy is a proverb which means that it is not good to work all the time and that people may get bored if they don't get some time off from work.

This saying appeared first in James Howell's Proverbs in English, Italian, French and Spanish (1659), and was included in later collections of proverbs.

Some writers have added a second part to the proverb:

All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy,
All play and no work makes Jack a mere toy.

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Example(s):

I think you need to go out and have some fun. You know all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.

This idiom is in the work category


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