midnight oil

see burn the midnight oil.


Nearby words

  1. midmost,
  2. midn,
  3. midn.,
  4. midnight,
  5. midnight blue,
  6. midnight sun,
  7. midnightly,
  8. midnoon,
  9. midpoint,
  10. midrange

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Examples from the Web for midnight oil

  • There are two varieties of college students—the midnight-oil and the natural-gas kind; and Petey was a whole gas well in himself.

    At Good Old Siwash|George Fitch
  • The days were all too short, and soon the midnight-oil began to burn.

    Poppy|Cynthia Stockley