burn the midnight oil
phrasal to work or study far into the night

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • burn the midnight oil — {v. phr.} To study late at night. * /Exam time was near, and more and more pupils were burning the midnight oil./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • burn the midnight oil — {v. phr.} To study late at night. * /Exam time was near, and more and more pupils were burning the midnight oil./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • burn the midnight oil — If you stay up very late working or studying, you burn the midnight oil …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • burn the midnight oil — ► to work late into the night Main Entry: ↑burn …   Financial and business terms

  • burn the midnight oil — ► burn the midnight oil work late into the night. Main Entry: ↑burn …   English terms dictionary

  • burn the midnight oil — phrasal : to work or study far into the night * * * burn the midnight oil To study late into the night • • • Main Entry: ↑burn burn the midnight oil see under ↑burn1 • • • Main Entry: ↑midnight * * * burn the midnight oil …   Useful english dictionary

  • burn the midnight oil —    If you stay up very late working or studying, you burn the midnight oil.   (Dorking School Dictionary)    ***    A person who burns the midnight oil stays up very late at night in order to finish a piece of work.     Tony is working hard for… …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • burn the midnight oil — work or study very late at night    To become a doctor, you have to burn the midnight oil …   English idioms

  • burn the midnight oil — Late night truckers burn the midnight oil …   English expressions

  • Burn the midnight oil —   If you stay up very late working or studying, you burn the midnight oil …   Dictionary of English idioms

  • burn the midnight oil — verb To work studiously, especially late into the night. He was burning the midnight oil all night to finish his paper. Syn: elucubrate, pull an all nighter …   Wiktionary

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