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swing shift

n.
The work shift between the day and the night shifts, usually 4 pm to midnight.

swing shift

n
1. (Industrial Relations & HR Terms) a group of workers who work a shift from late afternoon to midnight in an industry or occupation where a day shift or a night shift is also worked
2. (Industrial Relations & HR Terms) the period worked
Also called (in Britain and certain other countries): back shift

swing′ shift`


n.
1. a work shift in industry from the middle of the afternoon until midnight.
2. the group of workers on such a shift.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.swing shift - the work shift during the evening (as 4 p.m. to midnight)
duty period, work shift, shift - the time period during which you are at work
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According to his CV, Norry also did numerous swing shifts and he stood in during holiday periods including drive time, mid-morning, breakfast and the "Hold your Plums" slot.
Woods, who has undergone three operations on the knee, has made swing shifts over the years to try and ease stress upon his legs.
Employee shifts also factored into the equation, as employees working evening and night, nontraditional, and swing shifts, as well as irregular or flexible hours, were more likely to have consumed alcohol prior to coming to work.
Electricity also allowed factories to stay open 24 hours a day, and led to the institution of swing shifts.