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Burning The Midnight Oil ( up late at night working hard ... )

"Burning The Midnight Oil"

You are "burning the midnight oil" when you are working hard late into the night.

Example: "I could see the light in your window last night. It looks like you have been burning the midnight oil."

Before they had electric lamps, people used oil-burning lamps to read or work in the darkness at night. When you are working very hard until late at night you are "burning the midnight oil."

Example: "Has your son been working hard to prepare for his final exams?" Reply: "He sure has. He's been up each night burning the midnight oil."

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