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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

slang A psychiatric hospital or insane asylum. From a glib adaptation of the word "lunatic," the phrase is now considered tactless at best, extremely insulting at worst. Back in my grandfather's time, anyone suffering from severe depression or anxiety would have just been thrown in the loony bin, so people suffered in silence and in secret. When she joked about putting someone like my brother in the loony bin, I threw my drink in her face and walked out of the restaurant.
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sin bin

In certain sports such as ice hockey or lacrosse, the area in which a penalized player must stay for a particular duration. How are we going to tie this game with our best player in the sin bin? Both players were sent to the sin bin for fighting on the ice.
See also: bin, sin

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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Also present were Shaikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai; Shaikh Hamdan bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Deputy Ruler of Dubai and UAE Finance Minister; Shaikh Sultan bin Mohammed bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Crown Prince and Deputy Ruler of Sharjah; Shaikh Abdullah bin Salem bin Sultan Al Qasimi, Deputy Ruler of Sharjah; Shaikh Ammar bin Humaid Al Nuaimi, Crown Prince of Ajman; Shaikh Mohammed bin Hamad bin Mohammed Al Sharqi, Crown Prince of Fujairah; Shaikh Mohammed bin Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Crown Prince of Ras Al Khaimah; Mohammed Ahmed Al Murr, Speaker of the Federal National Council; Shaikh Tahnoun bin Mohammed Al Nahyan, the Ruler's Representative in the Eastern Region; Lt.
Also arriving in his company were Sheikh Mishl Al-Abdullah Al-Rasheed; Khalid bin Abdulaziz Al-Tuwaijri, Chief of the Royal Court and Special Secretary of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques; Mohammed bin Abdulrahman Al-Tibaishi, Chief of Royal Protocol; Fahd bin Abdullah Al-Askar, Assistant Chief of Royal Court for Executive Affairs and Deputy Special Secretary to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques; General Hamad bin Mohammed Al-Ohaly, Deputy Commander of the Royal Guard; Dr.
Prince Fahd bin Badr bin Abdulaziz, Governor of Al-Jouf Region; Prince Mohammed bin Naif bin Abdulaziz, Minister of Interior; Prince Talal bin Badr bin Abdulaziz; Prince Khalid bin Badr bin Abdulaziz; Prince Faisal bin Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, President of the Saudi Red Crescent Authority; Prince Turki bin Abdullah bin Abdulaziz, Vice Governor of Riyadh Region; and a number of princes and senior officials.
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Following the funeral prayer, the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud received condolences on the death of Prince Badr bin Abdulaziz.--SPA
Muscat, March 4 (ONA) The Supreme Court today accepted the appeal of the following convicted persons in the riot case, revoked the appealed judgment made by the Court of Appeal in Muscat against them and ordered to return the case to the Court of Appeal with different jury panel :- 1-Said bin Sultan bin Ali al-Hashmi 2-Basmah bint Mubarak bin Said al-Kiyoumiyah 3-Basimah bint Sulaiman bin Saleh al-Rajhiyah 4-Nasser bin Saleh bin Khamis al-Ghailani 5-Abdullah bin Mohammed bin Abdullah al-Ghailani 6-Badr bin Nasser bin Ali al-Jabri 7-Mukhtar bin Mohammed bin Saif al-Hinai 8-Mahmoud bin Mohammed bin Nasser al-Jamoudi.
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 Custodian of Two Holy Mosques was also received by Prince Faisal bin Abdulaziz bin Faisal; Prince Sultan bin Mohammed bin Saud Al-Kabeer; Prince Abdulrahman Al-Abdullah Al-Faisal; Prince Saud Al-Abdullah Al-Faisal; Prince Saud bin Saad bin Abdulaziz; Prince Khalid bin Saad bin Abdulaziz; Prince Faisal bin Mohammed bin Abdulaziz bin Saud; Prince Miteb bin Thinayan bin Mohammed; Prince Saud bin Musaed bin Abdulaziz; Prince Bandar bin Musaed bin Abdulaziz; Prince Faisal bin Khalid bin Abdulaziz, Advisor to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques; Prince Saud bin Abdullah bin Thinayan; Prince Mohammed bin Nawaf bin Abdulaziz, Advisor to the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques; Prince Mashari bin Saud bin Abdulaziz; Prince Dr.
Crown Prince Salman bin Abdulaziz Al Saud, Deputy Premier and Minister of Defense, left Riyadh today for the State of Kuwait to head on behalf of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah bin Abdulaziz Al Saud the delegation of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia participating in the Arab Summit at its 25th regular session due to start in the State of Kuwait today.
Muscat, Feb 20 (ONA) His Majesty Sultan Qaboos Bin Said has issued a Royal Decree No.