Test incompl/inter-312, User's Answer 3

English Language Tests, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #312 [color=blue]“English Slang Idioms (33)”, question 3

Steve is sure burning the at both ends. With all that money he has been spending on drinking late at the bar, he’ll be broke and sick in no time.

(a) rubber
(b) wood
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(d) candle

English Language Tests, Intermediate level

ESL/EFL Test #312 [color=blue]“English Slang Idioms (33)”, answer 3

Steve is sure burning the candle at both ends. With all that money he has been spending on drinking late at the bar, he’ll be broke and sick in no time.

Correct answer: (d) candle

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Does to burn the candle at both ends mean that one has to work day and night to make up for what one has lost so easily?

Not necessarily to make up for anything, and not necessarily ‘working’ but staying up until very late in the night and then getting up very early in the morning.

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