graveyard shift

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n graveyard shift workers who work during the night (as midnight to 8 a.m.)
    • n graveyard shift the work shift during the night (as midnight to 8 a.m.)
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Idioms

Graveyard shift - If you have to work very late at night, it is the graveyard shift.
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Usage

In literature:

Working in the Coffin mine, on the graveyard shift.
"Shadow Mountain" by Dane Coolidge
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In news:

For customers with two jobs, a split shift or graveyard duty, doing wash in the middle of the night in L.A.'s Westlake district is just part of the routine.
Graveyard-shift workers make five times as many serious mistakes and are 20% more likely to suffer severe accidents, Circadian found.
Graveyard shift can increase health risks.
The Graveyard Shift Is the Worst for Your Heart.
New schedules push graveyard shift off the clock.
Shoppers avoid crowds on the graveyard shift .
Graveyard shift linked to cancer risk.
LONDON — Like UV rays and diesel exhaust fumes, working the graveyard shift will soon be listed as a "probable" cause of cancer.
Graveyard Shift by Scott H Biram, published by Bloodshot Records.
It's a big shift from a little over 10 years ago, when Sacramento was considered a potential graveyard for HMOs .
A thief stole a wallet from a locker at Long Island College Hospital during the graveyard shift on Jan 2.
I work the graveyard shift for a beverage distributor outside Cleveland, Ohio.
Graveyard Shift Ghost Tours At The Mark Twain House And Museum.
AS often as five times a week, Thomas Hazzard, 42, a manager at Boeing in Seattle, sits down at his home computer a few hours before he heads to his graveyard shift.
For workers on graveyard shift, daytime is bedtime .
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