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Crazy house   /krˈeɪzi haʊs/   Listen
Crazy house

Pejorative terms for an insane asylum.  Synonyms: Bedlam, booby hatch, cuckoo's nest, funny farm, funny house, loony bin, madhouse, nut house, nuthouse, sanatorium, snake pit.

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"Crazy house" Quotes from Famous Books

... at his bursting temples]. Oh, this is a crazy house. Or else I'm going clean off my chump. Is she making a swop with you—she to have your husband and ...
— Heartbreak House • George Bernard Shaw

... have that for my neighbor than any lake in Scotland. These rich Americans, who go to England to live, don’t appreciate the beauty of their own country. This landscape is worthy of the best that man can do. And I didn’t undertake to build a crazy house so much as one that should have some dignity and character. That passage around the chimney is an indulgence, Jack,— I’ll admit it’s a little bizarre,—you see that chimney isn’t so big outside as it is in!”—and he laughed and rubbed his knees with the palms ...
— The House of a Thousand Candles • Meredith Nicholson

Words linked to "Crazy house" :   nut house, asylum, psychiatric hospital, mental institution, bedlam, insane asylum, mental hospital, institution, mental home

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