What does ‘all-nighter’ mean in English slang?

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In today’s lesson, we are going to talk about the term “all-nighter.”

We normally use this term with the word “pull.”

We say, “to pull an all-nighter.”


What this means is to stay awake all night long in order to finish a task, such as studying for an exam,

finishing your homework or finishing some other project. These are very common examples.

Here are some example sentences to help you understand it better:

“I’m so tired. I had to pull an all-nighter last night.”

“I’m not going to study now. I’ll just pull an all-nighter to study for the test.”

“Pulling all-nighters is not a very healthy way to study and prepare for your exams.”

“I don’t want to pull an all-nighter, but I think I have to. I just didn’t have time to study this week.”

All right, I hope that was helpful and that now you can use the term

“all-nighter” when you’re practicing your English.

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