burning the midnight oil


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burning the midnight oil

working very long hours, often into the night What doctors do know is that burning the midnight oil is bad for your health.
Etymology: from the use of oil to provide light before the invention of electricity
See also: burning, midnight, oil
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BURNING the midnight oil, caring for a young baby, disturbed sleep patterns - whatever the reason for not getting the recommended eight hours sleep, at least your skin can get a helping hand the next day.
WALSALL striker Hector Sam has promised boss Richard Money he will not be burning the midnight oil watching cricket's World Cup.
RANGERS manager Alex McLeish has been burning the midnight oil watching tapes of Tuesday's Champion League opponents Porto in action.
The study also revealed more than a third of business owners are burning the midnight oil at least three to four times a week, with entrepreneurs in the North West, Yorkshire and Humberside working the latest into the evening.
MARTIN Jol has been burning the midnight oil trying to plot Tottenham's escape route from potential disaster.
We'll all be burning the midnight oil to make the new series the best it can be.
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By now O'Brien was burning the midnight oil for the second successive day.
POLITICIANS in the North were burning the midnight oil last night - trying to save the Irish peace process.
Burning the midnight oil, Unabomber suspect Theodore Kaczynski apparently has attempted suicide by trying to strangle himself with his own underwear.
For burning the midnight oil, CompuServe Mail's 24-hour e-mail service lets you send messages regardless of time zone or distance.
More than a handful of highly successful investors have been known to scoop up whole bushels of stocks in industries that they like, rather than burning the midnight oil figuring out which stocks to buy in industries not expected to do so well.
A marketing professional with a young child might work in the office from early morning until early afternoon, take off for a few hours to be a home with her child, then return to work in her home office burning the midnight oil.
IF you're always burning the midnight oil it could be in your genes, researchers say.