All-nighter



something that lasts, is available, or is open for business throughout the night:
The poker game turned into an all-nighter. Are any of the grocery stores all-nighters?
an act of staying up all night, as to study or finish a task:
I had to pull an all-nighter to get the paper done on time.
Contemporary Examples

Without thinking twice, she remembers, Boyah would agree to work a weekend, pull an all-nighter, or travel a great distance.
Fighting Ebola With Nothing but Hope Abby Haglage August 26, 2014

This seemed to augur the perfect result, close enough for some drama but with enough separation to avoid an all-nighter.
Super Tuesday Surprises: Catholics for Romney, Women for Santorum, and More Ben Jacobs March 6, 2012

It was April 3, 2012, and Michael Slaby was pulling his second all-nighter in a row.
Why HealthCare.gov, the Obamacare Website, Doesn’t Work Andrew Romano October 17, 2013

Historical Examples

You’ve been married thirteen years, and I suppose Lyster has always been what he calls an all-nighter.
Ancestors Gertrude Atherton

noun
an entertainment, such as a pop concert or film screening, that lasts all night

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