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Related to burning the candle at both ends: burning the midnight oil, can't hold a candle, putting the cart before the horse

burn

verb blaze, blister, brand, burn to a cinder, burst into flame, catch fire, cauterize, char, conflagrate, consume, cremate, deflagrate, enkindle, fire, flame up, flare, gut, ignite, incandesce, incendiarize, incinerate, inflame, kindle, light up, melt, overheat, parch, relume, scald, scorch, scorify, sear, seethe, singe, sizzle, smelt, smolder, strike a light, vesicate
Associated concepts: arson, revocation of wills
See also: consume, deflagrate, destroy, efface, expend
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You've been burning the candle at both ends but maybe if you faced a past issue and dealt with it, you'd be able to move on.
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I'd just been on this trip for a long time, burning the candle at both ends.
STAR CONCOCTION: Some Hollywood stars are burning the candle at both ends.
But before we put your symptoms down to burning the candle at both ends, you should exclude some other causes of menstrual irregularity.
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He has definitely been burning the candle at both ends.
Dougherty, who lists 'socialising' among his interests, said: 'Nick was worried, he heard rumours about how I was living my life and burning the candle at both ends.
Burning the candle at both ends is what the festive season's all about but looking rubbish the next morning needn't be a part of it
SIX-TIME world champion Phil Taylor (left) admitted last night that the days of darts players burning the candle at both ends were over.
In the 90's we have found that the entertainment industry is not the only group burning the candle at both ends.
She was burning the candle at both ends so that "Al Sayidah Al Ula" (The First Lady) would hit our screens for some Ramadan action, but now the months of strenuous filming and production have finally come to an end for Ghada Abdel Razek, and she's taking full advantage.