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Meaning of “graveyard shift” in the English Dictionary

"graveyard shift" in British English

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graveyard shiftnoun [C]

uk   us   informal
a ​period of ​work, for ​example in a ​factory, that ​begins late at ​night and ​ends early in the ​morning: to ​work thegraveyardshift
(Definition of graveyard shift from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

"graveyard shift" in Business English

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graveyard shiftnoun [C]

uk   us   HR, WORKPLACE
a ​period of ​workingtime 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 from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “graveyard shift”
in Chinese (Simplified) 大夜班,凌晨班…
in Chinese (Traditional) 夜班,淩晨班…
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