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English definition of “all work and no play (makes Jack a dull boy)”

all work and no play (makes Jack a dull boy)

saying
said to warn someone that they will not be an interesting person by working all the timeWork, working and the workplaceWorking hours and periods of work
(Definition of all work and no play (makes Jack a dull boy) from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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