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Minoo

This expression means 'work late into the night':

The deadline was approaching, and I had to burn the midnight oil for a few nights to get my assignment done.

Some time ago, we saw the expression 'early bird'; that's someone who likes to wake up early and get things done.

Any ideas what we call someone who likes to work late at night, someone who doesn't mind burning the midnight oil?

 

ANSWER: night owl

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PHIL73

Hello Minoo,

The expression must be "A night owl".

There's also the word nyctophilia  but it  seems to be  a more clinical expression.

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Minoo

Hello Phil,

It is 'night owl' indeed! Well done. You're right that the other expression is too scientific.

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