Before the invention of electricity, candles were incredibly valuable and useful. Today, we often use them decoratively, for their fragrance or the ambiance they help create. If the power goes out after dark, however, their original purpose becomes paramount, and we scramble to find our candles and light them!
Are you burning the candle at both ends?
Back in the eighteenth century, the phrase, “burning the candle at both ends” referred to being reckless and wasteful of candles by using them up...
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