rubber room

rubber room

slang A room in which the walls are padded. It is typically found in psychiatric institutions, where it houses one who is not mentally stable, in an effort to prevent self-harm. That patient kept banging her head against the wall, so she is now in a rubber room for her own safety.
See also: room, rubber
References in periodicals archive ?
If you want to hear what Donald said, you can listen to a jakey screaming abuse at his slippers in a rubber room.
I always have a wonderful time, wherever I am, whomever I'm with," says his character Elwood P Dowd after palling up with a Pooka - a mythical creature from Celtic folklore which looks like Dylan from the Magic Roundabout, but whose friendship will end up getting you your own rubber room in the nearest sanitarium.
Now you would think being a master cutter of the follicle would not lead you into several years being locked up in a rubber room, as I thought, until Chucky explained the reason for this.
King George III went loony-tunes and got stuffed into the Royal Rubber Room.
The rubber room had been radically reduced by the time of Brill's book, from 744 to 83 teachers.
We tolerate Archbishop Williams though many of his flock believe he should be in a rubber room.
And by the way, you should probably know that I've got a life-size Stormtrooper that'll look great in the rubber room.
Four months, and you're liable to be sitting in a little rubber room.
They were about to call him a ride to the rubber room when the clerk returned with a handful of crime reports.
The purpose of the band design on the underside of the pad was to give the rubber room to change shape under load.
I'm sure everyone on the set thinks I'm going nuts and need to be locked away in a rubber room.
Anyone who owns one should be fined every penny he or she has ever earned from it and then forced to live with the damned thing in his or her bedroom for ever, or until he or she is taken away gibbering and drooling to the rubber room.
If she'd asked to have two humps, weighing six kilos each grafted onto her back, she'd be lying (on her front obviously) in a darkened rubber room surrounded by mental health experts all trying to get to the root of her deep-seated psychosis.
Peek inside the rubber room of Vegas' World Championship of Fantasy Football, a gathering of the earth's most competitive players.
You'd be in a rubber room if you had to play these courses with 500-yard par fours etc all the time.