burn one's candle at both ends

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burn one's candle at both ends

  1. (idiomatic) To work extremely or excessively hard; to work too hard for good health or peace of mind.
    She has been burning her candle at both ends lately, trying to put it together on time.

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  • Oxford Dictionaries [1]