burn the midnight oil
to study until very late at night
We burned the midnight oil for three nights in order to study for the exam.
Rules to play Croquet
As your game progresses you may want to use the starting rule for Association Croquet. In this version you can choose to start from either end of the lawn. Between Corner 1 and the mid point at one end of the lawn and between Corner 3 and the mid point at the other end of the lawn. This allows for more variety of tactics at the start of the game.