A night owl – English Idiom – Online English Lessons

November 16, 2011 By Angela Boothroyd

A night owl is someone who likes to stay awake until late at night, or who works at night.

Examples of use:

1. He’s always been a night owl: when he was a child he often read until past midnight.

2. There were a few night owls sitting in the café, but most people had gone home.

3. I’m a night owl: I do my best work at night.

Are you a night owl, or do you prefer to be up with the lark?

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