lobster shift

lobster shift

n. Informal
1. The night shift, especially between the hours of 10 pm and 6 am.
2. A group of employees who work during this shift.

[Origin unknown.]

lob′ster shift`


n.
Informal.
a late night work shift, esp. at a newspaper office. Also called lob′ster trick`.
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The return of the lobster shift, perhaps the quickening of the second and third shifts, maybe even the awakening of those lucky people who work "regular" hours.