keep late hours


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keep late hours

To tend to stay up late at night. A: "Don't call her right now, it's after midnight." B: "No, it's fine, she keeps late hours."
See also: hour, keep, late
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

keep late hours

to stay up or stay out until very late at night. I'm always tired because I keep late hours. If I didn't keep late hours, I wouldn't sleep so late in the morning.
See also: hour, keep, late
McGraw-Hill Dictionary of American Idioms and Phrasal Verbs. © 2002 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc.

keep late hours

Stay awake until late at night. For example, Never call Ethel before noon; she keeps late hours and sleeps all morning.
See also: hour, keep, late
The American Heritage® Dictionary of Idioms by Christine Ammer. Copyright © 2003, 1997 by The Christine Ammer 1992 Trust. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

keep late (or regular) hours

do the same thing, typically getting up and going to bed, late (or at the same time) every day.
See also: hour, keep, late
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