Any mom taking care of the kids day in and day out is probably more than ready to seek asylum, or refuge, at a local spa.
You may have heard asylum used to describe an institution where insane people are housed, but did you know that an asylum can also be somewhere you’d happily and willingly go? An asylum offers shelter and protection, like the awning of a building in a downpour. Or a country that takes in refugees in danger of persecution — otherwise known as "political asylum."
Primary Meanings of asylum
a shelter from danger or hardship
a hospital for mentally incompetent or unbalanced person
n a shelter from danger or hardship
n a hospital for mentally incompetent or unbalanced person
- insane asylum, institution, mental home, mental hospital, mental institution, psychiatric hospital
Bedlam, booby hatch, crazy house, cuckoo's nest, funny farm, funny house, loony bin, madhouse, nut house, nuthouse, sanatorium, snake pit
pejorative terms for an insane asylum