Burning the Candle at Both Ends “typically means that one is staying up too late at night and getting up too early in the morning in an attempt to get more things done.” If you’ve been “burning the candle at both ends for too long, more than likely you’re “consuming” yourself and mistakes are bound to happen. Let’s just hope for your sake, it doesn’t mean you’ll make an “ash” out of yourself! This cute metaphor is truly just a joke, and I hope it’s been taken that way. If not…some need a sense of humor!
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