sit up late to keep late hours


sit up late to keep late hours
not to go to bed at the usual hours

Alf and Morris swore they could not sleep. They wanted to sit up all night in order to get down to the wagon on time. (K. Prichard)

Bless you! Don't sit up too late. Anne's rather in the dumps. (J. Galsworthy)


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