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the funny farm

noun [S] uk   us   UK informal
sometimes used in a humorous or offensive way to refer to a hospital for mentally ill people: If things get much worse, I'll soon be carted off to the funny farm.
Translations of “the funny farm”
in Chinese (Traditional) (幽默或冒犯性說法)精神病院,瘋人院…
in Chinese (Simplified) (幽默或冒犯性说法)精神病院,疯人院…
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