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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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All-nighters sprang up at venues like Room at the Top in Wigan, Va Va's in Bolton and King Mojo in Sheffield.
He said: "I am just completely overwhelmed after having two unintended all-nighters, it has been a blessing to be honest.
These 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.
I definitely pulled some middle-schooler all-nighters reading Beverly Cleary under the covers--and in the closet.
Jason Phares and "Texas" Dan Sharp dreamed of California their whole lives, and once there they sucked up every bit of the skateboard experience: pool missions, hill bombs, all-nighters, purposefully-misspelled tattoos--these guys weren't thinking about it, they were living it.
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Back in the day, my birthdays were about extravagance, all-nighters and lashings of sambuca.
Those who have been there before are likely to cringe with recognition: family visits with shocked relatives after all-nighters; tumbles through the city on benders; weekend-long blackouts following the ingestion of unknown substances from strangers.
Many high school students believe that pulling all-nighters to cram for final exams is necessary and expected.
At home, Kanye is said to have begun pulling all-nighters and constantly going on lengthy rants about various unspecified topics.
They're engineers, pilots, airplane designers and more, and they're so fired up about getting to space that they tap savings accounts, pull all-nighters and strap themselves into carbon fiber cockpits for test flights.
I'VE pulled plenty of all-nighters in my time, but never have I gone straight from the club, picked up my towel and headed up to rural Northumberland to run naked into the sea to celebrate the equinox.