pull an all-nighter

idiom

informal
: to stay up all night
He pulled an all-nighter to study for the exam.

Examples of pull an all-nighter in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web After accidentally crashing Santa’s sleigh in Chicago, the kids pull an all-nighter to save Christmas with a straight-talking and affable St. Nick, played by Kurt Russell. Etan Vlessing, The Hollywood Reporter, 25 Dec. 2023 In Episode 7, Belly, Jeremiah and Steven pull an all-nighter to help Conrad study for his biology final. Malia Mendez, Los Angeles Times, 19 Aug. 2023 Students looking to pull an all-nighter or riddled with anxiety craved this stuff; UTSA made for a lucrative outlet. Benoît Morenne, WIRED, 9 Mar. 2023 And when the occasion calls for it, he’s been known to pull an all-nighter to prepare a new medical lecture for his students. Gretchen Cuda Kroen, cleveland, 17 Sep. 2022 The best viewing window will take place in the couple of hours before dawn, so set an alarm (or pull an all-nighter). Abigail Rosenthal, Chron, 13 July 2021 For those who can’t pull an all-nighter, Unistellar offers more approachable Messier race options, such as the Messier ‘til Midnight, Messier 6K, and the Galaxy Sprint. Valerie Stimac, Forbes, 11 Mar. 2021 State law doesn’t allow local officials to stop their count and reconvene the next morning, so many of them will have to pull an all-nighter. Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 20 Oct. 2020 Saddled with an impossible book deadline, Arabella plans to pull an all-nighter. Jeanne Jakle, ExpressNews.com, 4 June 2020 See More

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“Pull an all-nighter.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/pull%20an%20all-nighter. Accessed 1 Mar. 2024.

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