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Idiom #12

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Idiom #12
by Lai, Andrea - Wednesday, 25 April 2018, 1:20 PM

Before people had lightbulbs, they would burn oil for light at night.

This is why, when people stay up really late, we say that they are burning the midnight oil.

Midterms are over, but the provincials are on Thursday and Friday.

Have you been burning the midnight oil studying for these exams?