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English definition of “knacker's yard”

knacker's yard

noun [C usually singular]     /ˈnæk.əzˌjɑːd/ US  /-ɚzˌjɑːrd/
a place where old or injured horses are killed : informal figurative The state of the economy has led to many small businesses ending up in the knacker's yard (= failing completely ).KillingMurder and attempted murderFactories
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