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An event or task that continues throughout the night, especially a study session before an examination.‘he would do an all-nighter, the way he used to in school’
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- ‘News is now a nationwide cram session, all-nighters for the general public.’
- ‘The Cameo cinema in Edinburgh has just announced an Eighties all-nighter, featuring saccharine delights such as Pretty in Pink and Ferris Bueller's Day Off.’
- ‘Jan called this morning after an all-nighter at the hospital and will be sleeping the morning away before she attempts the drive home.’
- ‘I have done a couple more all-nighters since then but as I get older I have less stamina than I once used to.’
- ‘On the first night, the Grain Station director worked until till 2am, the second night until 4am and then he did two all-nighters after that.’
- ‘And there might have to be, if not a long twilight struggle, then at least a serious all-nighter with some dismally poor lighting.’
- ‘Well, I knew I had long days at work on Saturday and Sunday, and as the ball was an all-nighter, going on until 6am, I thought it wise not to go.’
- ‘The scene has never died, with 1,700 regularly turning up to all-nighters.’
- ‘The English Speaking Union will have an all-nighter in the West End with food and wine for a £50 entry fee.’
- ‘A source told Britain's Daily Sport newspaper: ‘The party was a real all-nighter.’’
- ‘I personally really didn't wake up until 4pm today which I've never done unless it was after an all-nighter (all night chat, that is) ending at 9am, and even that only happened once.’
- ‘As for Dan, a third-year speech communication major, he needs coffee to stay awake through all-nighters.’
- ‘Yet after an all-nighter they'd go out for a celebratory lunch, then go home and come in late the next day.’
- ‘Do you honestly think your all-nighters across the street go unnoticed?’
- ‘As many workers know, the dreaded all-nighters can create havoc with family life, and anything that offers a chance to avoid camping out in the office is to be welcomed.’
- ‘‘It was damp, dingy and horrible so it's had a complete overhaul,’ she said, demonstrating her calloused hands after a pre-launch all-nighter to finish the decoration.’
- ‘They still exhibit pangs for an occasional all-nighter and both could be trusted to fall off the wagon without descending into intoxicated free fall.’
- ‘All the benches were by this time full, all classes of the day finished, leaving couples and friends free to sit out in the sun for a few fun-loving hours before the parties and all-nighters began.’
- ‘The ‘Jolly Roger,’ on Sherkin Island, a short ferry ride from Baltimore, has produced some memorable all-nighters.’
- ‘If you are a banker or a management consultant or a lobbyist, you will regularly throw all-nighters to produce the victorious presentation or bid or whatever it happens to be.’
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