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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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As Boy struggles to assert himself in the local pecking order, Knacker finds himself entertained and ultimately tolerant of Boy's youthful eccentricities.
My family and I run a small, but busy, knackers yard in Stanstead Abbotts, Herts, and supply many top trainers with meat.
Also what effect would it have on knacker yards that only serve greyhound trainers?
I've never had a dog die from knacker meat, nor have the vast majority of trainers," he stated.
I'd call on all trainers not to use horsemeat, but to ban knacker meat would force many trainers out of the game.
The intention is to begin visiting tracks next week and the main point we'll make is that if knacker meat is fed at least 36 hours before a dog races or trials then the chances of a food chain-related positive sample coming back are very unlikely.
Entertainment: The Knackers, an Irish rock band, plays on the outside patio (weather permitting).
MG Rover's rescue from the automotive equivalent of the knackers yard, secured a year ago today, didn't stop the prophets of gloom from continuing to knock the company.
There's like - you know the way this [audience] is full of knackers and tramps here.
It appears every man and his dog wants to see Duncan Fletcher hung, drawn, quartered, poked in the eyes, kicked in the knackers (do you still have knackers after being quartered?
But my staff, who worked their knackers off to keep our profit high, deserve their reward.
When confronted by the trainer, Grange admitted both selling the nine-year-old to the knackers yard and keeping the money.
But I'm hoping one Pagan prisoner chooses Havinalaf, when they celebrate kidding the knackers off gullible buffoons in authority, and ask to be given a cake with a file in it.
As one of my colleagues put it with a dreamy look in his eyes: "She looks like the kind of woman who'd nail your knackers to the wall.