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    Pull a night rider

    What does "Pull a night rider" mean? Does it mean something like "burning the midnight oil" in order to finish something, say, assignments?
    Thank for advice.

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    Re: Pull a night rider

    I suspect it's probably supposed to be "Pull a Knight Rider".

    Knight Rider was an American TV show in the 80s starring David Hasselhof as a crimefighter whose biggest asset was a highly advanced car with an artificial intelligence called KITT.

    The show often featured some daredevil antics, with KITT racing at high speed or performing spectacular stunts.

    If someone is said to be trying to "pull a Knight Rider", it means he's attempting some foolish stunt with his car; perhaps simply breaking the speed limit, or something more adventurous like a handbrake turn. It means "to attempt to emulate Knight Rider".

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    Re: Pull a night rider

    Quote Originally Posted by rewboss View Post
    I suspect it's probably supposed to be "Pull a Knight Rider".

    Knight Rider was an American TV show in the 80s starring David Hasselhof as a crimefighter whose biggest asset was a highly advanced car with an artificial intelligence called KITT.

    The show often featured some daredevil antics, with KITT racing at high speed or performing spectacular stunts.

    If someone is said to be trying to "pull a Knight Rider", it means he's attempting some foolish stunt with his car; perhaps simply breaking the speed limit, or something more adventurous like a handbrake turn. It means "to attempt to emulate Knight Rider".
    Well, rewboss. I heard the recording from a CD called 'All Clear! Idioms in Context" by Helen Kalkstein Fragiadkis, in which it said,
    "Helen, you looked so tired."
    "Yeah, I pulled the knight rider writing my report."
    "Have you finished it."
    "Yeah."...

    What does it mean in such context? Is there anything to do with what you said? Thanks again.

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    Re: Pull a night rider

    Hmm. Do you have a transcript somewhere? It does seem a little odd.

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    Re: Pull a night rider

    That does sound a litle odd!! Are you sure you don't mean: 'to pull an all-nighter' ? That would make a lot more sense with reference to your recording and does in fact mean 'to burn the midnight oil')
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    Re: Pull a night rider

    Quote Originally Posted by LeighS View Post
    That does sound a litle odd!! Are you sure you don't mean: 'to pull an all-nighter' ? That would make a lot more sense with reference to your recording and does in fact mean 'to burn the midnight oil')
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    I do not have any transcript in hand. I just listened to the tape and translated it into words as such. LeighS is right, it should be "to pull an all-nighter". I have mistaken it as the speaker was reading so fast. Thank you all.

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