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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 once streaming services became common.
See also: ready, yard
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"There's like - you know the way this [audience] is full of knackers and tramps here.
Hence, I've combed countless reference books for the root of 'knackered'.
"Wood Magic was given in good faith and I was appalled to learn he had been sold to the local knackers yard.
"New welfare and hygiene legislation has increased the costs associated with carcase disposal for both renderers and knackers' yards.
I WOULD like to take this opportunity to pass on some observations and advice with regard to the recent problems trainers are experiencing with the use of knacker meat as feed for greyhounds.
One site that remains in existence is I F***ing Hate Knackers with over 300 members.
Maybe now all of us sexually repressed males can give a look which says: "I'd love to hug and double mwah-mwah you, but if my wife spots us she'll set my knackers on fire."
Even the run down the stairs at the beginning of the show knackers me now!"
Talking at the Kate Kuba and Ugg shop launch, in West London, the comedian, 36, told us: "I'm getting it all out, my beer belly and my knackers - everything.
"They're kidding the knackers off you," he would say, usually followed by a Capstan-strength guffaw and a nod of acceptance from the patsy.
MOTORMOUTH DJ Chris Moyles laid into Radio 1 colleague Edith Bowman yesterday, claiming she had a face like a "bag of knackers".
We had a discussion and he said the bottom line was that Travellers love their horses and knackers kill horses and boil them down.
"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?"
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.
A FLEA-BITTEN horse saved from the knacker's yard returned home as a world champion yesterday.