I am reading one of P.G. Wodehouse's cricket stories and I came across these words.
Sharples, our fast bowler, will insist on sitting up to weird hours on the night before an important match, smoking strong tobacco and drinking whisky and soda; with the natural result that his pace on the next day lasts for a couple of overs, and then fizzles out, and he continues with slow medium.
Why "weird hours"? When are they? I think after midnight or is it the dawn? I couldn't find such an idiom,so it might be a metaphor.