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swing shift

A work shift typically beginning in the late afternoon or early evening and ending around midnight. I worked the swing shift at a 24-hour restaurant for a while, and it really messed up my body clock. I hate it when they put me on the swing shifts at the hospital.
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swing shift

n. an evening work shift in a factory, usually from midafternoon to midnight. (see also graveyard shift.) My brother works the swing shift, so I never get to see him.
See also: shift, swing
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Downtime was recorded during the day shift and swing shift. There was no distinction made between shifts, either for data collection or process modeling.
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.
The tide Swing Shift is a play on words: the women played swing, and the "swing shift" in World War Two parlance implied the extra shift, "the shift temporarily added for the sole purpose of wartime production." To avoid the draft, male musicians tried to have music declared an essential industry.
Now Swing Shift's generosity of spirit and good will--what their pupil Mike Ghekiere dubbed "The Rejection-Free Zone"--has returned to Frank in spades.
Astrid Gilberto (Ron Hillis, claiming 5lb) wins the juvenile fillies' maiden from On Y Va (Robert Williams/ Ray Cochrane) and the other two are ridden by 7lb claimer Lee Newton as Mel's Rose beats Kremlin Guard (James Toller/ George Duffield) in the seven-furlong handicap and Aptitude is too good for Swing Shift (Luca Cumani/Ray Cochrane) in the 10-furlong heat.
This assembly line sequence continues through swing shift with the last unit being completed at 11 p.m.
The next day, Jimmy was out job-hunting again, having refused PM's demand that he work swing shift for no more money than he was already getting.
Wolves' heads being conked with mallets in Tex Avery's Swing Shift Cinderella.
These aren't necessarily factory workers on the swing shift or graveyard shift.
As a composer, pianist and host of "All Things Jazz" and "Swing Shift" on local radio station 90.9FM WDCB, it is an understatement to say Bruce Oscar is passionate about music.
On Friday, come fly with the Swing Shift Jazz Orchestra as it re-creates an evening with Frank Sinatra and Count Basie, as the pair played together at the Sands Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas in 1966.
They worked together on Swing Shift and Overboard (1987).
Goldie Hawn & Kurt Russell How long together?27 years (1983-)Met making?Swing Shift TWO of the biggest stars of the 80s, the couple met filming the wartime romance Swing Shift in 1983 and have stayed together ever since, despite never marrying.
A review of staffing levels by the NCAHS recommended an extra RN for night duty seven nights a week, an extra RN for a swing shift between 9am and 5pm, and a part-time CT scan nurse.
Guests were entertained by music by Swing Shift of Columbus.