“burn the candle at both ends” = work to excess that affects your physical and emotional well-being
“It’s just not wise to burn the candle at both ends; it’s just impossible to work full time, go to school, and spend time with family.”
“work one’s tail off” = work very hard
“I have to work my tail off just to pay my rent.”
Script (only click after finishing the exercise below)
A. Listen to the recording and answer the questions.