All work and no play ... What's the matter? You look a bit off colour. It's nothing. I've just been burning the midnight oil lately. What? Your exams don't start until next month! I know, but I can't help fretting about them. Studying is important, but don't go overboard! After all, all work and no play makes Jack a dull boy. You should relax a bit more. Try taking short breaks in between study sessions. With your abilities, I'm sure everything will go without a hitch. Now let's get some lunch! Slang Off colour - ill Example: I gave him a glass of water because he seemed a bit off colour. Burning the midnight oil - staying up late working or studying Example: I was burning the midnight oil yesterday, and now I've got bags under my eyes! Without a hitch - if something goes without a hitch, nothing goes wrong Example: The play went without a hitch because all the actors knew their lines perfectly. Discussion Some people find it effective to study into the late hours of night while others think with a clearer mind after a good night's sleep. Try to find a study method that works for you, but make sure you strike a balance between work and play!