Buring the Candle at Both Ends

Welcome to another week of idioms!

I thought my days of Burning the Candle at Both Ends was over, but with papers and preparations for the end of the semester looming, I seem to have no choice.  It refers to working so much that there is little time for sleep.
As you can see, you do that for too long, and you will get burned.  Originally, it also implied being wasteful because the wax drips away much faster, so the candle doesn't last as long.  Come to think of it, people can't do this too long either.  So, be careful that you don't Burn the Candle at Both Ends  for too long.  It will hurt you in the end. ;)

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