To burn the midnight oil 開夜車

An expression about staying up late to work

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今日片語

表達 to burn the midnight oil 的字面意思是“燒午夜的油”,我們用這它來表達一個人“挑燈夜戰,開夜車”,熬夜學習或工作。

例句

She had to burn the midnight oil to get the report done on time.
為了按時完成那份報告,她不得不工作到深夜。

He was burning the midnight oil studying for his exam.
他為了準備考試學習到很晚。

I was burning the midnight oil last night: I only got two hours’ sleep.
昨晚我工作到很晚,只睡了兩個小時。