American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Offensive Slang An institution for the mentally ill.
- n. slang lunatic asylum
GNU Webster's 1913
- n. slang An institution for the confinement or treatment of insane persons, such as an insane asylum or the psychiatric ward of a hospital.
- n. pejorative terms for an insane asylum
“And I want you to call County and State Parole for dope on violent loony bin parolees.”
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All these terms have a (different) American English equivalent. Wonder if you can identify them?
splitting hairs, down the hatch, have a cow, hit rock bottom, high on the hog, hold your horses, shit hits the fan, going nowhere fast, fat chance, twist of fate, odds-on favorite, horse feathers and 72 more...
Looking for tweets for loony bin.