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Graveyard Shift

The phrase 'Graveyard Shift' is used to describe the work shift of someone who is working during the late night or very early morning hours.

Example of Use: “Kenneth sleeps all day because he works the graveyard shift.”

Interesting fact about Graveyard Shift

The origin of the term 'graveyard shift' can be found in America, at the latter end of the 1800s. It comes from the quiet, lonely ambience of the small hours.