pull an all-nighter

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pull an all-nighter

To remain awake all night long, especially so as to study or to complete something. I was a bit of a procrastinator in college, so I tended to pull a lot of all-nighters. Jeff pulled an all-nighter on Thursday to get his report finished for work by the deadline today, so I don't think he'll be coming out with us tonight.
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BIRTHDAY boy David Beckham pulled an all-nighter to mark his 40th - and even the Spice Girls turned out for his celeb-packed bash in Morocco.
In mid-March, 30 US Senators pulled an all-nighter on the Senate floor as one after another got up to speak about the clear and present danger of global climate change.
No one who's pulled an all-nighter with only PowerPoint for company will be surprised that constantly tight muscles can cause headaches and neck, shoulder, and back pain.
how to look amazing even if you pulled an all-nighter or just got outta gym.
Ken O'Connell, the retired head of the University of Oregon's art department, said he couldn't remember the last time he pulled an all-nighter, and he was pleasantly surprised he succeeded.
Puzzled as to why so many people with clinical depression feel more positive after a sleepless night - at least temporarily - the researchers used functional Magnetic Resonance Imaging to study the brains of 27 young adults, half of whom got a good night's rest and the other half of whom pulled an all-nighter.
Usually around big world events, and more specifically, last Friday morning, when I realised I was one of only a few at work who hadn't pulled an all-nighter on Thursday.
The Indications staff pulled an all-nighter and came up with a few ideas, which we sent to Rep.
Anyone who has pulled an all-nighter or suffered from a bad night without proper shut-eye knows the havoc that sleeplessness can cause on even the most minor of tasks.
researcher at the University of California, San Francisco, believes if you review notes thoroughly until you're tired and then sleep, you'll achieve as much 'learning' in the brain as if you'd pulled an all-nighter repeating your review of the material.
The night before, she pulled an all-nighter, putting together fliers, and even writing a campaign jingle in the shower.
Dempsey, 19, of Van Nuys pulled an all-nighter with friends before hitting the sales.
how about having your precious naptime interrupted by that same jarring buzzer after you've pulled an all-nighter to get that term paper in on time.
Charles Digiglio of Carbon County, Pennsylvania, told Judge Roger Nanovic that he fell asleep while driving and crashed into a school bus because he'd pulled an all-nighter making counterfeit checks.