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the knacker's yard

A state of ruin or failure due to having become useless or obsolete. Refers to a slaughterhouse for old or injured horses. Once a booming industry before the age of the Internet, home video rental has largely ended up in the knacker's yard these days.
See also: yard

end up in the knacker's yard

To be in or enter a state of ruin or failure due to having become useless or obsolete. Refers to a slaughterhouse for old or injured horses. Once a booming industry before the age of the Internet, home video rental has largely ended up in the knacker's yard these days.
See also: end, up, yard

ready for the knacker's yard

In a state of ruin or failure due to having become useless or obsolete. Refers to a slaughterhouse for old or injured horses. Once a booming industry, home video rental was ready for the knacker's yard as soon as the Internet became a common household utility.
See also: ready, yard
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It is our opinion, as many of our customers agree, that the use of knacker meat as feed for greyhounds is highly beneficial and safe providing the proper precautions are used, and it would be difficult and expensive to replace it.
One site that remains in existence is I F***ing Hate Knackers with over 300 members.
Well, this week I've been nodding like a plastic dog in the back of Rio Ferdinand's Ferrari doing 120mph over back-to-back speed humps, and my knackers have been kidded all the way to the knacker's yard.
But it's not just the Jackson circus kidding those knackers off us.
We had a discussion and he said the bottom line was that Travellers love their horses and knackers kill horses and boil them down.
HOLLYWOOD star Patrick Bergin apologised yesterday for offending Irish Travellers over his new song The Knacker.
The 52-year-old added: "The word knacker is a word I loved as a child apparently.
It was a bit dirty in there and he caught me up the knackers a couple of times but that's what the game's about, ain't it?
Her band-mates may have gone to the knackers yard, but she has proved what a top form thoroughbred she really is.
But despite retiring from Test rugby at the end of last season and being relegated to the bench by Harlequins ten days ago Carling insists: "I'm not ready for the knackers yard.
Of course now, as you know, every knacker now drives a Mercedes.