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28+ What Does Burning The Candle At Both Ends Mean

28+ What Does Burning The Candle At Both Ends Mean. An english idiom meaning to work long hours without rest. Said when husband and wife are both spendthrifts.

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Candles were expensive, and burning both ends of a candle used it up much faster. Today, burning the candle at both ends means that someone is exerting themselves to the point that they no longer rest. I've been working two jobs so we can buy a car, but i'm very tired.

Burn one's candle at both ends.

Read along to practice your english: The 'both ends' then weren't the ends of the day but were a literal reference to the two ends of a candle. Burn one's bridges or less commonly burn one's boats. But if you lay a candle sideways you can light both ends and the candle is twice as bright, but it burns out twice as quickly.


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