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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And Peggy's plans for a romantic dinner with her boyfriend are wrecked as she pulls an all-nighter with Don, dreaming up a new ad campaign for Samsonite suitcases.
And Joseph Ellis, describing Thomas Jefferson's writing the Declaration of Independence, suggests, ``I think he pulls an all-nighter.