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Saturday, September 3, 2011

burning the midnight oil - idiom

  • burning the midnight oil: ( up late at night working hard ... )
You are "burning the midnight oil" when you are working hard late into the night. 

Example: I have a big exam tomorrow so I'll be burning the midnight oil tonight.

Idiom keywords: to stay up working, studying, late at night, working by the light, oil lamp, late in the night, burning the midnight oil tonight, burn the midnight oil night, burn.

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