Burnt the midnight oil legal definition of burnt the midnight oil
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burnverb 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
References in periodicals archive
Kevin Keegan and the Football Association burnt the midnight oil
last night - and the announcement of the new England coach ``is not far away''.
She said that representatives of all political parties burnt the midnight oil
and after extensive deliberations for nine long months tabled a resolution in the Parliament which was passed unanimously.
Then they should have burnt the midnight oil
as they plotted their path to safety and on to victory.