To Burn the Candle at Both Ends

Partirse el lomo / Andar siempre en friega

burn the candle at both ends

Pictures taken from Goggle Images, “Burn the candle at both ends”
Click on the image to listen to the song “Burning my candle at both ends” ft Jimmy Duval

Meaning:

If you burn the candle at both ends, you get too exhausted doing too many things and going to bed late consequently..

burn the candle at both ends3

Pictures taken from Goggle images, “Burn the candle at both ends”
Click on the image to watch the video “Candle Movie” by Neistabrothers

Origin:

This expression was coined in France in the 1500. People who used this expression for the first time had noticed that if a candle burns at both ends, it would be used up twice as fast as it normally did. They started using this expression to refer to those who worked quite a lot, especially all day and night.

burn the candle at both ends1

Pictures taken from Google Images, “Burn the candle at both ends”
Click on the image to watch the video of the song “Burn the candle”

Example:

•The doctor told me that I have to take a long vacation as soon as possible because I have been working too much. Besides, I am studying a Master´s degree and I go to the gym every day. According to the doctor, I am burning the candle at both ends.
burn the candle at both ends2
Anuncios

Etiquetas: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , ,

About felipevelazquezmarines

I am an English teacher willing to share knowledge and experiences with all my students and friends.

Responder

Introduce tus datos o haz clic en un icono para iniciar sesión:

Logo de WordPress.com

Estás comentando usando tu cuenta de WordPress.com. Cerrar sesión /  Cambiar )

Google photo

Estás comentando usando tu cuenta de Google. Cerrar sesión /  Cambiar )

Imagen de Twitter

Estás comentando usando tu cuenta de Twitter. Cerrar sesión /  Cambiar )

Foto de Facebook

Estás comentando usando tu cuenta de Facebook. Cerrar sesión /  Cambiar )

Conectando a %s

A %d blogueros les gusta esto: