Phrase of the Day

Ginger’s Phrase of the Day provides you with a daily dose of interesting facts and trivia on some of the more, and less, common phrases in the English language. Learn the real meaning behind these phrases, when and how to use them and other less-known info behind each phrase.

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Burning the Midnight Oil

The phrase 'burning the midnight oil' implies working overtime and working over normal standards.

Example of use: “The assignment was very difficult, so I was forced to burn the midnight oil to get it done on time