To waste something in two directions at once.
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Submitted on July 10, 2018

Additional definitions for 'burn the candle at both ends':

burn the candle at both endsTo work hard night and day.
Burn the Candle at Both EndsTo work more than usual, to extraordinary work (mentally or physical) until you get tired
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