burn the candle at both ends


burn the candle at both ends
work or play too hard without enough rest

He has been burning the candle at both ends with his work and his studies. That is why he became sick.


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  • burn the candle at both ends — {v. phr.} To work or play too hard without enough rest; get too tired. * /He worked hard every day as a lawyer and went to parties and dances every night; he was burning the candle at both ends./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • burn the candle at both ends — {v. phr.} To work or play too hard without enough rest; get too tired. * /He worked hard every day as a lawyer and went to parties and dances every night; he was burning the candle at both ends./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • burn the candle at both ends — Someone who burns the candle at both ends lives life at a hectic pace, doing things which are likely to affect their health badly …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • burn the candle at both ends — ► to work very hard as well as doing other things such as going out late at night, so that you get very little rest Main Entry: ↑burn …   Financial and business terms

  • burn the candle at both ends — ► burn the candle at both ends go to bed late and get up early. Main Entry: ↑burn …   English terms dictionary

  • burn the candle at both ends — phrasal : to be unreasonably prodigal with one s material or physical resources * * * burn the candle at both ends see under ↑candle • • • Main Entry: ↑burn burn the candle at both ends To exhaust oneself by attempting to do too much, usu by… …   Useful english dictionary

  • burn the candle at both ends —    Someone who burns the candle at both ends lives life at a hectic pace, doing things which are likely to affect their health badly.   (Dorking School Dictionary)    ***    If you burn the candle at both ends, you exhaust yourself by doing too… …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • burn\ the\ candle\ at\ both\ ends — v. phr. To work or play too hard without enough rest; get too tired. He worked hard every day as a lawyer and went to parties and dances every night; he was burning the candle at both ends …   Словарь американских идиом

  • burn the candle at both ends — to get little sleep or rest because you are busy until late every night and you get up early every morning. She d been burning the candle at both ends studying for her exams and made herself ill. (usually in continuous tenses) …   New idioms dictionary

  • Burn the candle at both ends —   Someone who burns the candle at both ends lives life at a hectic pace, doing things which are likely to affect their health badly …   Dictionary of English idioms