Last modified on 10 July 2014, at 05:09

三更灯火五更鸡

ChineseEdit

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EtymologyEdit

Literally: by candle-light at the third watch, up with the chickens at the fifth watch

PronunciationEdit

IdiomEdit

三更灯火五更鸡

  1. to burn the midnight oil, only to get up at the crack of dawn
  2. to work long hours
  3. to burn one's candle at both ends