burn the candle at both the ends

burn the candle at both the ends
Meaning: exhaust someone’s energies or resources by leading a hectic life.
Example: She has been burning the candle at both ends by doing a full-time job and preparing for her International English Language Test exams.

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AuthorSteven McGlinn writes on 12th January 2017

Where did this expression originate?

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