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Idioms and Phrases with midnight oil
burn the midnight oil
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Examples from the Web for midnight oil
The days were all too short, and soon the midnight-oil began to burn.
There are two varieties of college students—the midnight-oil and the natural-gas kind; and Petey was a whole gas well in himself.
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