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bargain-bin

1. adjective Sold at an extremely low or reduced price; very inexpensive. The term comes from a bin or some other container in a store or shop where very inexpensive items or those at greatly reduced prices are sold. I found these great bargain-bin sneakers on the clearance rack at the shoe store.
2. adjective Of very poor or inferior quality; having very little or no value. It's no wonder your bargain-bin phone has stopped working. If you want a phone that lasts, you have to pay the price for it.

loony bin

n. an insane asylum; a mental hospital. Today’s loony bins are far different from those of just a few decades ago.
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sin-bin

n. a van fitted with bedding as a place for necking and lovemaking. Willy said he was saving his money to buy a sin-bin so he could have more fun on dates.

loony bin

Insane asylum. The word “lunatic” comes from the word for “moon”; madness was associated in many cultures with the effect of the phases of the moon on the human mind. From lunatic came loony, and loony bin was where insane people were incarcerated. The phrase is now considered insulting in the extreme, as are “booby hatch” (originally a covered passageway down a ship deck), “funny farm,” “drool academy,” and “foam rubber city” (a reference to padded cells).
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Prince Muqrin bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, the Second Deputy Premier, Advisor to and Special Envoy of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques, arrived in Riyadh this evening coming from Jeddah.
ABU DHABI -- The President His Highness Shaikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan in a cable on Thursday extended heartfelt condolences and sympathy to Prince Khaled bin Sultan bin Abdulaziz, Assistant Minister of Defense and Aviation for Military Affairs; Prince Fahad bin Sultan bin Abdul Aziz, Governor of Tabuk Region; Prince Bandar bin Sultan bin Abdulaziz, Secretary General of Saudi National Security Council; Prince Faisal bin Sultan bin Abdulaziz, Chairman of the Sultan bin Abdulaziz Charity; Prince Turki bin Sultan bin Abdulaziz, Assistant Minister of Culture and Information for Information Affairs; Prince Salman bin Sultan bin Abdulaziz, Assistant Secretary General of National Security Council and their other brother, on the death of their father Prince Sultan bin Abdul Aziz Al Saud.
Sajir owned by Abdullah bin Ali Al Mamari and ridden by Asaad bin Ali Al Siyabi won the first race of the card Eoe1/4" the Wilayat Mussanah race for pure Arabian horses, which was run to the distance of 1600m.
The monarch was accompanied by Prince Abdul-Elah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Advisor to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques; Prince Khalid bin Fahd bin Khalid; Prince Muqren bin Abdulaziz Al Saud; Prince Mansour bin Saud bin Abdulaziz; Prince Saud bin Abdulmohsen bin Abdulaziz, Special Advisor to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques; Prince Talal bin Saud bin Abdulaziz; Prince Khalid bin Saad bin Fahd; Prince Khalid bin Bandar bin Abdulaziz, Advisor to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques; Prince Dr.
May 30, 2017, SPA -- The Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud received at Al-Salam palace in Jeddah this evening King Abdullah II bin Al-Hussein of the Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.