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Autor:  Sidney
E-mail:  não-disponível
Data:  13/ABR/2010 3:54 PM
Assunto:  burning the midnight oil?
 
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Hi everyone,

 

I got this email this morning from Zipcar (a system that shares cars, really cool).
burning the midnight oil?


The half-empty pizza box on the conference table tells the story: you're working late and fading fast. (Let's hope your boss appreciates it.) What you need is a safe, comfy ride home and a guaranteed ride back in the AM - courtesy of Zipcar Overnight. Reserve a Zipcar anytime after 6pm and bring it back by 8:30am Monday thru Thursday for just $39+tax.

 

My question, people still using the above expression “burning the midnight oil”  how old is that? I remember that in 2006 I got a book of English slangs.
There were things like, “let’s paint the town red (have fun)” then I heard the same thing on a TV show (Friends) and the guy got a reply “You need to learn new slangs”.

 

I’m just wondering if people still saying those things…another one, “out of the woods”…LOL…what do we do when people ask to learn slangs…is that risky?


Please don’t leave me high and dry here…

 

Thanks,

 

 

Sid.


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 English Made in Brazil -- English, Portuguese, & contrastive linguistics
 burning the midnight oil?   –  Sidney  13/ABR/2010, 3:54 PM
burning the midnight oil?   –  Fran  13/ABR/2010, 6:32 PM
burning the midnight oil?   –  Sidney  13/ABR/2010, 6:44 PM
burning the midnight oil?   –  PPAULO  14/ABR/2010, 12:43 AM
burning the midnight oil?   –  Dale-CR  14/ABR/2010, 12:54 AM
burning the midnight oil?   –  PPAULO  14/ABR/2010, 1:17 AM
burning the midnight oil?   –  Tiago T.  14/ABR/2010, 1:27 AM
burning the midnight oil?   –  Sidney  14/ABR/2010, 9:01 AM
burning the midnight oil?   –  Dale-CR  14/ABR/2010, 11:41 AM
burning the midnight oil?   –  Fran  14/ABR/2010, 12:58 PM
burning the midnight oil?   –  Dale-CR  14/ABR/2010, 1:15 PM
burning the midnight oil?   –  Fran  14/ABR/2010, 1:25 PM
burning the midnight oil?   –  Dale-CR  14/ABR/2010, 3:28 PM
burning the midnight oil?   –  Fran  14/ABR/2010, 8:56 PM

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