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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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Also what effect would it have on knacker yards that only serve greyhound trainers?
"I'd call on all trainers not to use horsemeat, but to ban knacker meat would force many trainers out of the game.
Roget's thesaurus, the last word on words, lists 'knacker' among 'killers' but not 'genitalia'.
As Boy struggles to assert himself in the local pecking order, Knacker finds himself entertained and ultimately tolerant of Boy's youthful eccentricities.
As you can see she has a real love for Knacker Sausages."
Tongue in cheek (I think), he (I'm assuming he's a 'he'!) chided me for last week's comment about being "knackered' after riding.
TELLY host David McWilliams has been blasted after he branded the Travelling community "knackers".
"The NGRC says it would be better not to feed knacker meat, but the general consensus was trainers just can't afford not to," he stated.
The 600-litre 'Dolav' boxes, either metal or heavy duty plastic, are already used in the knacker industry.
He has a retainer from the NGRC to advise on nutrition, the Club having become increasingly concerned about the number of positives emanating via knacker meat-and the occasional poisoning tragedy.
The Club had asked that greyhounds only be exercised within the boundaries of licensed premises, the use of knacker meat was advised against, and disinfected entry and exit points for vehicles carrying greyhounds to and from tracks was advised.
Linda Mullins, on behalf of the kennel, said last night: "The stewards seem to have decided to take a very strong line on knacker meat; I guess we'll be feeding the dogs bread and water next."
The NGRC directs trainers not to feed greyhounds knacker meat 24 hours before a race, and the stewards would prefer 48 hours.
EXCELLENT letter from knacker meat man Alan Waller of Holts in Wednesday's paper.
A site called Setting Aside Monday Afternoons To Hunt Knackers had more than 8,392 members, while Promote The Use Of Knacker Babies For Bait had 664 members when it was shut .