nut house


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nut house

n.
1. Offensive Slang An institution for the mentally ill.
2. Informal A place of great disorder and confusion.
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Noun1.nut house - pejorative terms for an insane asylumnut house - pejorative terms for an insane asylum
mental home, mental hospital, mental institution, psychiatric hospital, insane asylum, asylum, institution - a hospital for mentally incompetent or unbalanced person
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Candida applied at the Bureau of Health where she was laughed away, threatened with being thrown in the nut house.
He's never had a bad word to say about our barmy nut house.
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It is also no coincidence that if a woman had won the last US Presidential elections, the world would have been a better place, even as many dismiss all the troubles emanating from White House as 'Neanderthal in the Nut House' syndrome.
Anyway it hardly constituted an army and any thoughts of going barmy were tempered by the possibility of being led away to the United Arab Emirates version of the nut house.
This seems to be the Big Question--the one that determines if you are ready for the nut house or not.
Last year was the first year to host this event, which will be expanded this year to include locations such as the original Pizza Hut at WSU, the "troll" in the sewer near the Arkansas River, the Spice Merchant, Nifty Nut House, Cero's and several other fun places.
And if I keep thinking along these lines will I end up in a nut house?