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laughing academy

offensive slang A flippant, jocular term for a mental institution. I'd rather end up on the streets than at some laughing academy, no matter how much my family protests.
See also: laugh
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laughing academy

n. a mental hospital; an insane asylum. About four years in the laughing academy would get you straightened out.
See also: laugh
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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The back doors to the country's Laughing Academies must have been left open and the greatly bewildered have taken to wandering around the above towns and cities.