the men in white coats

the men in white coats

The healthcare professionals who work at a mental health institution. The phrase is typically used in a context intended to be humorous. You're talking crazy again. I'm not going to have to call the men in white coats, am I?
See also: coat, men, white
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men in white coats

psychiatrists or psychiatric workers (used to imply that someone is mad or mentally unbalanced). humorous
1995 Economist Mrs Thatcher was removed from Ten Downing Street by men in grey suits. Judging by her hyperthyroidic performance this week, it would now take men in white coats.
See also: coat, men, white
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Two more men in white then came out each with a bigger stick and stood by the men in white coats. Then the magic happened.
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