grave-yard shift

graveyard shift

noun
1.
a work shift usually beginning at about midnight and continuing for about eight hours through the early morning hours.
2.
those who work this shift.


Origin:
1905–10, Americanism

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graveyard shift
 
n
(US) the working shift between midnight and morning

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