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burn the candle at both ends

Definition of burn the candle at both ends

  1. :  to do too much by being active late at night and during the day <She's going to wear herself out if she keeps burning the candle at both ends.>



Word by Word Definitions

burnplay
  1. :  creek

  1. :  to consume fuel and give off heat, light, and gases

    :  to undergo combustion

    :  to undergo nuclear fission or nuclear fusion

  1. :  an act, process, instance, or result of burning: as

    :  injury or damage resulting from exposure to fire, heat, caustics, electricity, or certain radiations

    :  a burned area

candleplay
  1. :  a usually molded or dipped mass of wax or tallow containing a wick that may be burned (as to give light, heat, or scent or for celebration or votive purposes)

    :  something resembling a candle in shape or use

    :  candela

  1. :  to examine by holding between the eye and a light

    :  to test (eggs) in this way for staleness, blood clots, fertility, and growth

bothplay
  1. :  the one as well as the other

  1. : used as a function word to indicate and stress the inclusion of each of two or more things specified by coordinated words, phrases, or clauses

  1. :  being the two :  affecting or involving the one and the other

endplay ends
  1. :  the part of an area that lies at the boundary

    :  a point that marks the extent of something

    :  the point where something ceases to exist

  1. :  to bring to an end

    :  destroy

    :  to make up the end of

  1. :  final, ultimate

  1. :  to put (grain or hay) into a barn or stack


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