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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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