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phrases using burn
Burn the midnight oil
To work very late
Dr. Miyake has been burning the midnight oil to get the lab tests finished by the deadline.
Note: A reference to an era when oil lamps were used.
To get used or hurt, taken advantage of
Yano-san got burned; he conducted the entire research project but his professor won the award for it.
Burn a copy
To copy printed or recorded material
The producer hasn't heard the new songs so would you please burn her a copy of the CD?
Burn up the road
To travel intensively
Ando-san has been burning up the road trying to find new investors for her new start-up company.
Note: A similar phrase is burn up the telephone lines".
Do a slow burn
To grow slowly angry
Yamamoto-san did a slow burn when she learned that the client had used her designs without her permission.