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    in one long push

    'Paul researches and outlines a report first, then tries to complete the writing in one long push over a weekend.'


    Is the phrase in red ( in one long push) an idiom?

    Does it literally mean 'to push a button for a minute'?

    or... Is it metaphorically used in this sentence and mean 'to work on something without a rest'?

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    Re: in one long push

    The second one- 'to work on something without a rest'

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