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funny farm

Derogatory slang for a psychiatric hospital or mental health facility. If I don't take a vacation soon, I'll be headed to the funny farm.
See also: farm, funny
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

funny farm

n. an insane asylum; a psychiatric hospital. He’s really weird. They’re going to send him to the funny farm.
See also: farm, funny
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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Satva DJ battle, and the next thing you know you're finger painting at the funny farm. A sweatpants-filled radical sabbatical.
And anyone suggesting that a 21-year-old Spaniard with just 20 races to his credit would be third overall would surely have been carted off to the same funny farm that Eddie Jordan would have sent those who suggested that his driver Giancarlo Fisichella would be on the podium in Brazil.
ARSENE Wenger should be carted off to Le Funny Farm.
They love to come to "Mimi and Papa's" funny farm and feed the chickens, gather eggs, weed the garden and "do chores." Our granddaughters are learning where food comes from, even how to grind wheat and make bread from scratch.
New whimsical patterns included the cowboy-themed Skyranch; Funny Farm, adorned with smiling barnyard animals; and Good Dog, featuring an obedient Labrador retriever in the center of a plate bordered with images of dog bones.
So, since we usually fail to exercise or potential foveal acuity of vision, we will continue to generate myths and legends to describe everything from subatomic particles to UFOs, from genetic engineering to extrasensory perception, and from ancient history down to our own time, with a creative imaginativeness that will for the most part keep us off the funny farm until we find out the reasons why we need myths in the first place.
Weaving woolen coverlets at a lonely loom--after time served in convent school, at Time-Life, on a funny farm and the Catholic left--Catherine Bray will find, in color, a grand design and "the Old Phantom of a primary narrative myth," the master illusionist Himself, a laughing ghost, God as PT.
The legendary Funny Farm Collective from 1988 consisting of comedians Fred MacAulay, Bruce Morton, Parrot, Libby MacArthur, Stu Who and David Cosgrove got back together to collect a Lifetime Achievement Award.
In any case, what happened after P-Noy damned the office without naming names is that the wrong people felt referred to, the wrong people being the more honest ones, the good seeds in that funny farm. The right people, the more corrupt ones, the bad seeds in the funny farm, will never feel referred to.
Talk like that's likely to buy you a ticket to the funny farm. And yet, when faced with a difficult choice, it invariably pops into your mind.
Meanwhile, Ben's daughter and wife are at loggerheads, they have both applied for the job of children's TV presenter on a new TV show called Funny Farm, which involves an annoying monkey puppet, and you can bet that the pair will 'pull no punches' when trying to get one over on the other.
As someone who saw the Benitez emails remarked: "They looked like they'd been sent from the funny farm."
? THERE was a day when anyone seen fly fishing on canals would have been a candidate for the funny farm...
Even the youngest children will become savers with the colorful Zillionz Funny Farm Bank.
"We've one dead Ophelia and a Hamlet heading for the funny farm," wails the distraught director.