burn the candle at both ends
phrasal to use one's resources or energies to excess

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • burn the candle at both ends — {v. phr.} To work or play too hard without enough rest; get too tired. * /He worked hard every day as a lawyer and went to parties and dances every night; he was burning the candle at both ends./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • burn the candle at both ends — {v. phr.} To work or play too hard without enough rest; get too tired. * /He worked hard every day as a lawyer and went to parties and dances every night; he was burning the candle at both ends./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • burn the candle at both ends — Someone who burns the candle at both ends lives life at a hectic pace, doing things which are likely to affect their health badly …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • burn the candle at both ends — ► to work very hard as well as doing other things such as going out late at night, so that you get very little rest Main Entry: ↑burn …   Financial and business terms

  • burn the candle at both ends — ► burn the candle at both ends go to bed late and get up early. Main Entry: ↑burn …   English terms dictionary

  • burn the candle at both ends — phrasal : to be unreasonably prodigal with one s material or physical resources * * * burn the candle at both ends see under ↑candle • • • Main Entry: ↑burn burn the candle at both ends To exhaust oneself by attempting to do too much, usu by… …   Useful english dictionary

  • burn the candle at both ends —    Someone who burns the candle at both ends lives life at a hectic pace, doing things which are likely to affect their health badly.   (Dorking School Dictionary)    ***    If you burn the candle at both ends, you exhaust yourself by doing too… …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • Burn the candle at both ends —   Someone who burns the candle at both ends lives life at a hectic pace, doing things which are likely to affect their health badly …   Dictionary of English idioms

  • burn\ the\ candle\ at\ both\ ends — v. phr. To work or play too hard without enough rest; get too tired. He worked hard every day as a lawyer and went to parties and dances every night; he was burning the candle at both ends …   Словарь американских идиом

  • burn the candle at both ends — work or play too hard without enough rest He has been burning the candle at both ends with his work and his studies. That is why he became sick …   Idioms and examples

  • burn the candle at both ends — to get little sleep or rest because you are busy until late every night and you get up early every morning. She d been burning the candle at both ends studying for her exams and made herself ill. (usually in continuous tenses) …   New idioms dictionary

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