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An English idiom meaning to work long hours without rest. Working late into the night and beginning again early in the morning.
Joe: You're eyes are black sockets, you need some sleep man!

Snowflake: I've been burning the candle at both ends trying to finish this 509 paper.
by mikwat May 24, 2004
Being stricken with a virus or whatever that gives you the shits and makes you puke as well.
I'm so sick! I blew mud and then 10 minutes later I puked my guts out! I'm burning the candle at both ends!
by C. Felix Reardon November 04, 2005
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