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all-nighter

Graduate education A long, intense study session before an exam, intended to help a student maximize her grade in a particular subject, by studying all night; research suggests that memory retention is greatest after a good night's sleep than with an all-nighter. See Sleep hygiene.
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We hugged our way through the rave scene There was a lot of love in the Birmingham rave scene, which began as an underground movement with scores of people getting together to dance at warehouses all-nighters, often hosted in and around Digbeth, were to change the face of clubbing in Birmingham, quickly growing to a level where thousands would dance together at nights like Better Way at the Institute and Hipnoziz at The Hummingbird.
After having missed their due date, members of Congress started pulling all-nighters in an attempt to figure out how to keep offering this expensive giveaway to young voters and their anxious parents.
Polly Courtney, who worked at Merrill Lynch [since acquired by Bank of America] in 2001 told the Guardian: "During my internship, all-nighters were like a rite of passage.
All-nighters tweak the brain, weakening willpower and making people more likely to succumb to double bacon cheeseburgers, a new study suggests.
GIVEN her love of all-nighters with Rihanna, shots with Rita Ora and house parties with God knows who, you would have thought Cara Delevingne would be having a 21st to remember.
But after a string of all-nighters the father of three was struggling and after a frosty last few days away and a series of heart-to-heart talks they decided to split last week.
Ibiza hosts full moon parties all around the island, though Benirras Beach is considered to be more laidback than some of the famous all-nighters organised by the clubs and cafes.
I hope that I'll be pulling all-nighters, printing and mailing these posters.
College students pulling all-nighters to achieve their goals
The once active Nour found himself caught-up in the corporate grind, enjoying regular all-nighters, eating junk food and taking little exercise.
Summary: TEHRAN (FNA)- As fall semesters wind down at the colleges and universities, students will be pulling all-night study sessions to prepare for final exams but the loss of sleep during these all-nighters could actually work against them performing well, new findings revealed.
He had an insatiable desire to learn how to make his products even better, often pulling all-nighters.