rubber room

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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
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The rubber room had been radically reduced by the time of Brill's book, from 744 to 83 teachers.
Some will say I belong in the rubber room for forecasting soldiers on the streets of Britain, yet the last time I looked N.
If Connor lived here, he'd probably be ready for the rubber room in about a week.
And by the way, you should probably know that I've got a life-size Stormtrooper that'll look great in the 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.
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.
Peek inside the rubber room of Vegas' World Championship of Fantasy Football, a gathering of the earth's most competitive players.
Her spell in the rubber rooms cost city taxpayers more than $1 million, according to the New York Post.