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English definition of “graveyard shift”

graveyard shift

noun [C]     HR, WORKPLACE
a period of working time that is late at night or in the early hours of the morning : work (on) the graveyard shift He paid for his studies by working the graveyard shift as a hospital cleaner .
(Definition of graveyard shift noun from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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