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loony bin

From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishloony binˈloony bin noun [countable] informal  MHMPan expression meaning a hospital for people who are mentally ill, usually considered offensive syn psychiatric hospital
Examples from the Corpus
loony binPerhaps that means it's raising money for a loony bin.What kind of a loony bin have they got down there in Berkeley, anyway?On the floor above the loony bin, nobody quite knew what took place.It was Day Release at the loony bin.Make one misstep marketing creamed corn and you could end up in the loony bin.Even if it wasn't quite enough finesse to keep him out of the loony bin.
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