No rest for the wicked !

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Choose the correct definition a, b or c.

a) There’s nothing left to do.

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b) There’s more to do.

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People use there’s no rest for the wicked or no rest for the wicked to say humorously that they or someone else has a lot to do.

People also sometimes use peace instead of rest.

Originating as a biblical quote, ‘There is no rest for the wicked’ is a proverb that means evil-doers will face eternal punishment.

French translation

Pas de répit pour les braves

How NOT to translate : *Pas de repos pour les méchants
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Examples in the press

NO REST FOR THE WICKED AS RANSOMWARE ATTACKS PERSIST
Attackers will take any opportunity that’s presented to them, and the current pandemic is proving to be no exception, as researchers have seen many threat actors ramping up phishing campaigns and other operations in the last few weeks. Recently, Microsoft researchers have observed ransomware operators taking advantage of network access they’ve had for some time to deploy ransomware in many organizations, including government agencies, aid organizations, and service providers.’

Decipher, 28 April 2020

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’Malick Bodian’s quarantine in photos

Model and photographer Malick Bodian is currently in Paris. All of his jobs have been cancelled, but there’s no rest for the wicked. “Clients have come up with new creative ideas,” he explains over email.’

i-D, 16 April 2020

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Everyday usage

Well, you did a hell of a job today, there’s no rest for the wicked !

You know, I worked full time this week and I’ve ended up exhausted. But there’s no rest for the wicked and this roof has to be fixed.

c) This is unfair.

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