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laughing academy

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laughing academy

noun phrase

A mental hospital; funny farm, nuthouse (1960s+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
Copyright (C) 2007 by HarperCollins Publishers.
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  • It's just wild enough to get me put into a laughing academy, where I can't do them any mischief.

    Get Out of Our Skies! E. K. Jarvis
  • Maybe they'd all wind up as candidates for the laughing academy—if they lived long enough.

    First on the Moon Jeff Sutton

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