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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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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
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To address this issue, the museum contracted with the San Francisco Police Department (SFPD) to obtain the services of two off-duty, uniformed officers during the swing shift and two during the graveyard shift.
It means staying open way past closing time to deliver flowers to a customer's wife working the graveyard shift.
He often works the graveyard shift, starting at 9pm and knocking off at a gruelling 6am.
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Phil Minto is a man who enjoys the graveyard shift.
As before, the researchers compared cancer incidence in women who reported working the graveyard shift with that of women who never worked nights.
It meant living in a caravan and working the graveyard shift on Radio Norwich but there was always a sense that Partridge's phoenix-like resurrection was only a matter of time.
Martin has worked as a newspaper night editor for the past eight years, meaning he's had to endure the graveyard shift - a gruelling 14 hours each day and very little time to spend with his family.
A graduate of Norfolk State University, Hodge had put himself through school working the graveyard shift at a local Christmas tree manufacturing plant.
There were three other young men on the graveyard shift, and when the boss arrived he immediately fired one of them for laziness and missed shifts.
They've been working the graveyard shift to brew up some spine-tinglin' Halloween treats that are sure to cast a tantalizing spell.
A few years ago Newell was working the graveyard shift at a big computer company and he started to battle insomnia.
The department opened the graveyard shift slots to officers, who jumped at the chance to work nights to accommodate school and family schedules, Nash said.
No-one has a bad word to say about the Heaton cabbie who has worked long and hard on the graveyard shift at Byker and Waterline Taxis.
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