Today’s idiom: burning the candle at both ends
Meaning: living at a frenzied pace
Origin: When this phrase first came about, it did not have the meaning it does today. It’s original meaning was literal, where someone burned a candle at both ends, something that was considered very wasteful. It is first found in 1611 by Randle Cotgrave in A Dictionarie of the French and English Tongues. It’s unclear when the focus went from finances to its current meaning.