burn daylight

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burn daylight

To waste time or procrastinate. Come on, let's get started on our hike—we're burning daylight just standing around here!
See also: burn, daylight

burn daylight

use artificial light in daytime; waste daylight.
See also: burn, daylight
References in classic literature ?
With the advent of Burning Daylight the whole place became suddenly brighter and cheerier.
You're right, my son," Burning Daylight went on gaily.
Men and women danced in moccasins, and the place was soon a-roar, Burning Daylight the centre of it and the animating spark, with quip and jest and rough merriment rousing them out of the slough of despond in which he had found them.
Few men knew Elam Harnish by any other name than Burning Daylight, the name which had been given him in the early days in the land because of his habit of routing his comrades out of their blankets with the complaint that daylight was burning.
Simpler said than done, but we are burning daylight, and other regions are passing us by.
There is nothing I hate more than burning daylight hours and worse, three- to four-dollar-a-gallon fuel in green water.
LEWIS HAMILTON roared to a dream victory that outshone the 1,300 arc lights burning daylight into the Singapore night.
I need to sign off now, I'm burning daylight, plus the afternoons and early evenings are hot, so I try to do outside chores before the temperature reaches the mid 90s.
Because all you're doing is burning daylight," she stated.
Even his more "romantic" novels, such as Burning Daylight, incorporate radical undercurrents.
First, I'd have to leave my room and shield my eyes from the burning daylight
A FEW MONTHS AGO I was watching the excellent Burning Daylight video out of Colorado when, in between all the crooked grinds and kickflips, a maniac appeared on screen jumping off walls, throwing out backflips, and totally going for it in a style closer to Bruce Lee than Jason Lee.
If you are sleeping past 6:00am you are burning daylight and committing a fatal error.
His Alaskan stories--Call of the Wild, The (1903), White Fang (1906), and BURNING DAYLIGHT (1910)--in which he dramatized, in turn, atavism, adaptability, and the appeal of the wilderness are outstanding.
Throughout his career, from his first novel A Daughter of the Snows, through Burning Daylight (1910), to his last published novel, The Little Lady of the Big House (1916), London constructs a model of "new womanhood" consistent in its emphasis on a physical power and capability and an economic and intellectual independence that is nonetheless feminine and heterosexual.