knacker's yard


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knacker's yard

n
1. a slaughterhouse for horses
2. informal destruction because of being beyond all usefulness (esp in the phrase ready for the knacker's yard)
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It gives pleasure to the smaller owners, jobs to trainers and staff and, of course, provides a role for a horse who would have otherwise probably found its way into the local knacker's yard.
If they can't move around for their dance routines, it's time for the knacker's yard.
Trouble is, being bankers, they placed your hard-earned cash on a clapped-out old nag heading for the knacker's yard and not the winning post.
He has vowed to send almost THREE MILLION uninsured and unregistered vehicles to the knacker's yard if he wins power.
It now turns out the trophy was presented by the Sykes Cooper knacker's yard on Emerald Street, Hillhouse.
I am not prepared to see Merseyside become a dumping ground or knacker's yard for the shipping waste of the world.
THREE years ago, Smethwick were in a desperate state on and off the field, seemingly heading for the knacker's yard.
That's one comedy classic that's not yet ready for the knacker's yard.
Welsh ladies' champion Lucy Rowsell took the young horse maiden on her husband Robert's six-year-old Foggy Hill, a pounds 250 bargain buy who was once destined for the knacker's yard.
Get them to the knacker's yard or, alternatively, have a word with Mr Noah to enquire if he has a large enough Ark to accommodate 3,000-plus of our four-legged friends?
They've weathered bankruptcy, theft, death, imprisonment, disease, drug addiction and record company neglect - a combination that would consign others to the knacker's yard.
ALEX RAE insists he is not yet ready for the knacker's yard - even though he's on the brink of his 36th birthday, writes DAVID LEGGAT.