One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
Fully merited or deserved.‘a well-earned rest’
well deserved, earned, merited, warranted, justified, justifiableView synonyms
- ‘Used to doing eight loads of washing a day, along with the cooking and cleaning, Sue will take a well-earned rest this Sunday.’
- ‘While the donkeys may be taking a well-earned rest for this year, there will be no shortage of entertainment for all ages.’
- ‘Michael feels Karen deserves a well-earned break after the festive madness.’
- ‘He was now free to indulge in some recreation and well-earned rest.’
- ‘People with time to spare are desperately needed to help give parents and carers of disabled people some well-earned rest.’
- ‘The cairns you see along the way were once used for supporting the coffin while the bearers took a well-earned rest.’
- ‘Fishing boats were tied up last week as crews earned a well-earned rest after a long haul from the last decent break at Christmas.’
- ‘Mr Barkman deserves his well-earned retirement and will be missed by those who had the pleasure of being in one of his classes.’
- ‘Rather than putting his feet up for a well-earned rest following his tour, Peter brought fun and laughter to the hospice.’
- ‘After running the house for more than 60 years, she deserves a well earned break.’
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