burn the midnight oil
To stay awake late at night to work or study: “Jill has been burning the midnight oil lately; I guess she has a big exam coming up.”
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The State Department found that with high oil prices, the tar sands would be mined for oil, pipeline or no.
Pulling oil from the tar sands is costly, even more so when you tack transportation costs on top.
Truth is a torch, but one of enormous size; so that we slink past it in rather a blinking fashion for fear it should burn us.Pearls of Thought|Maturin M. Ballou
On the thirteenth of the same month they bound to the stake, in order to burn alive, a man who had two religious in his house.
In pursuing his alchemical researches, he discovered Prussian blue, and the animal oil which bears his name.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology|Joel Munsell
Sleek finds it far harder work than fortune-making; but he pursues his Will-o'-the-Wisp with untiring energy.
He couldn't sell them; he couldn't burn them; he was even compelled to insure them, to his intense disgust.
Other Idioms and Phrases with burn the midnight oil
Stay up late working or studying, as in The semester is almost over and we're all burning the midnight oil before exams. This expression alludes to the oil in oil lamps. [Early 1600s]