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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That's helpful too, especially if you want to pull an all-nighter to finish research papers or presentations.
"Then we'll decide whether we'll pull an all-nighter and get a couple of farms done," he said.
We are worse lawyers when we pull an all-nighter or skip lunch to power through something.
After accidentally crashing Santa's sleigh, a brother and sister pull an all-nighter to save Christmas with a savvy, straight-talking St.
The excitement kicked off in our house on Sunday afternoon when Mum pledged to "pull an all-nighter" in order to watch some mythicalsounding film and TV awards called The Golden Globes.
Becker College sophomore Callum (Cally) MacDuffie is not only planning to pull an all-nighter during her break, but she is looking forward to it.
Pull an all-nighter, totally reworking your pitch based on the client's comments
Its when they then stay up and try to pull an all-nighter that they are much more vulnerable to sudden sleepiness, inattentiveness and potentially accidents and errors.
I'm just going to pull an all-nighter!" the New York Daily News quoted him as telling a throng of admirers.
Myth: Teenagers can "pull an all-nighter" to study and still be ready for the big test in the morning.
I'll pull an all-nighter. I'll go to bed until midnight and get up at one o'clock and go right through."
Here's to a nice fella who was ready to pull an all-nighter at the drop of the old sombrero.
As a teenager, when I had to pull an all-nighter to finish some homework or when I waited until the day I was leaving to pack to go back to college after summer vacation, Ma would begin to say in her unique, disgusted tone, "Don't be like ..." and I would finish, "I know, I know, don't be like those dumb virgins." ("Is she really trying to tell me to keep my chastity belt buckled?" I wondered.)
Yes, there will now follow the inevitable period of intense navel gazing and if Clare Whyte has learned anything in her time as the SFA's compliance officer she should be bringing her pyjamas to work today as this post-mortem might require her to pull an all-nighter.
"Occasionally, don't tell my boss, but very rarely I do pull an all-nighter, because in my head I convince myself I have to do it for research purposes.