Hello and welcome to the first Idiom of the Week of 2015! I am so glad to get back into the routine of posting these little features here at My TEFL Adventures – it is becoming a wonderful habit. I am currently blogging about ‘habit’ on my personal blog – The Writing Rants… – I am taking part in the NaBloPoMo writing event. However; that has nothing to do with this week’s idiom…I have also been doing some crafting and I have been working a little late into the night.
This week’s idiom is about how people burn the midnight oil.
The meaning is “to stay up working, especially studying, late at night”
I have a big exam tomorrow so I’ll be burning the midnight oil tonight.
If you burn the midnight oil night after night, you’ll probably become ill.
History: Many people would have been working by the light of an oil lamp late in the night; as there would have not been any electricity like our lucky selves today.