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graveyard

A place where broken-down, old, unusable objects are kept. Likened to an actual graveyard (a cemetery). I like checking out all the cool old steam engines at the train graveyard.

graveyard shift

A work shift that occurs late at night. I'm a morning person, so I could never work the graveyard shift like you do.
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whistle past the graveyard

To conceal one's apprehension behind a calm demeanor. No one is totally composed before playing such an important game. I bet he's just whistling past the graveyard to impress the other guys.
See also: graveyard, past, whistle
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

graveyard shift

n. the night shift of work in a factory, usually starting at about midnight. (see also swing shift.) The pay is pretty good on the graveyard shift.
See also: graveyard, shift
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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He also directed to arrange for linking of all KMC graveyards' record through computerized registration with the central office, because only 55 graveyards were registered out of 152 graveyards of the city, therefore their data must be prepared with full details on immediate basis.
Sources said that the approval has been given after the chief minister took notice of the shortage of graveyards in the Rawalpindi city.
Chairing a meeting of Shehr-i-Khamoshan Authority here on Saturday, the minister said the non-availability of space in graveyards was an important issue for the general public in big as well as in small cities and towns in the province.
KARACHI -- Mayor Karachi Waseem Akhtar laid foundation stone of Shah Abdul Lateef Bhittai model graveyard in sector 16-A, Surjani Town near Northern Bypass on Wednesday.
KARACHI -- The Karachi Metropolitan Corporation (KMC) has started constructing a graveyard in Surjani Town and its first phase will be completed by June 2019.
He took serious notice of the dilapidated condition of various graveyards of the province and directed the authorities of the Auqaf Department to immediately work out a plan for renovation of paths, cleanliness and plantation in all the graveyards.
KARACHI -- Walking between graves, stumbling and falling over them in a graveyard where his father happened to be buried, too, investigative journalist Wajahat S.
The Shehar-e-Khamoshan Graveyards were constructed in Lahore in 2017 and Faisalabad and Sargodha in 2018 by Shehbaz Sharif's 'Strategic Reforms Unit' (SRU).
A petition to the high court pleaded that the government had allotted land for new graveyards in Karachi but influential people have encroached the land and built structures over these plots of land.
The administrative committees formed to look after the graveyards have also apparently failed in their responsibilities with drug addicts occupying corners in graveyards.
PESHAWAR -- Alongside other issues faced by the Peshawarites, shortage of sufficient space for graveyards was also becoming a core issue for a city having over 4.7 million population said Executive Director, Bint e Hawwa Peace and Development Organization Yaar Mohammad Shaheen.
PESHAWAR: District Government Peshawar has decided to launch a full scale operation for vacating the graveyards from the land mafia, demarcation of graveyards for keeping its protected and cancellation of all land transfers cases made by the Patwaris against such lands in all the four towns of the provincial capital.
Talking to The Nation, DC Iqbal Mazher said that the existing graveyards had been planned in 1913 keeping in view the population of DG Khan at that.
"There are existing graveyards in the middle of business districts such as in Manama, Hidd and even in the nearby Sitra Al Kharajiya, but those weren't by choice, urbanisation created them.
Rawalpindi -- The monopoly of grave diggers mafia's and criminal negligence of administration the graveyards of the city turned into thick jungle that barred inheritors from visiting the burial places even on the eve of Eid Festive.