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night owl

A person who prefers to be awake late at night. In my younger days, I was quite a night owl and would often stay up until sunrise.
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night owl

Fig. someone who stays up at night; someone who works at night. My roommate is a night owl and usually reads until 5:00 A.M. A few night owls stayed at the café all night long.
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night owl

A person who habitually stays up late and is active at night, as in You can call her after midnight, for she's a night owl. This colloquial term, originally used in the late 1500s for an owl that is active at night, was transferred to nocturnal human beings in the mid-1800s.
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a night owl

If you call someone a night owl, you mean that they regularly stay up late at night. Night owls can even order a 3am steak at the 24-hour Horizons Court Hotel. Joe is a night owl whereas I'm more of an early bird.
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a ˈnight owl

(informal) somebody who feels more lively at night and usually goes to bed very late: She’s a night owl and has always done her best work after midnight.
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For more information on Glasgow's night owl service call 0141-287 6529, 0800 595 595 outside office hours or e-mail: public.
Open seven nights a week in the heart of Dublin's southern suburb, Ranleagh, Night Owls keeps packing ''em in with its exciting mix of superb sounds, giant screens and spacious surroundings.
Describing himself as 'a pagan', Night Owls has also broadcast many "ghostly" specials, including one notable show from a New Orleans graveyard at midnight.
Rather than flinging themselves into bed at 10pm, night owls should introduce earlier nights by 15 minutes at a time every week or so.
This sudden drop may be related to the teenage tendency to become night owls.
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People who are night owls and shift workers do have more medical and mental health problems, but it's not clear if this is just the genetic makeup of night owls or that those who stay up late have these issues, Michael Breus, Ph.
com or call 0191 201 6069 NIGHT OWLS is a popular late-night talk show on Metro Radio, and its host Alan Robson has become a very popular and famous Geordie.
NIGHT owls have a chance to see a colourful array of moths during an event at Ryton Pools Country Park.
The Perseid meteor shower has wowed night owls for eons.
Night owls are defined as people who stay up late and sleep later in the morning while, the larks, are at their peak in the morning, going to bed and getting up early.
NIGHT owls from across the North East are being given the chance to play it "cool" and try a new drinks sensation courtesy of Principle Leisure.
NIGHT OWLS are in for a hoot of an evening at a country park on the outskirts of Nuneaton.
At Harrods 102, well-heeled night owls will be able to splash out on foie gras, speciality cheeses and deli-style meats.