stay up late

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stay up late

To remain awake past one's usual or required bedtime. I had to stay up late doing my taxes because I left them until the last minute again. We let Johnny stay up late last night so he could count down to midnight with us for New Year's Eve.
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stay up late

to remain awake and out of bed later than usual. I am in the practice of staying up late. I can't stay up late three nights in a row.
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I still get a thrill from staying up late, listening to the big UPS lorries huff up the hill I live on, and the foxes whining in the garden.
And what child doesn't enjoy staying up late? They can spend a night in what is essentially a homemade den, hunting for creepy-crawlies and discovering what goes bump in the night.
Because of my job I'm used to staying up late; I'm great in the evenings, but in the morning not so much.
Staying up late night after night under the glare of artificial lights, an unheard-of activity until quite recently (SN: 9/25/99, p.