stuck kid
 n.— «Ms. Sudders explained that when she was commissioner of the Department of Mental Health, the term “stuck kids” was used to describe the phenomenon of children being backlogged and kept in emergency rooms because there weren’t enough psychiatric beds for them. The term was later used for children in psychiatric beds who were not being moved into the community.» —“‘Stuck kids’ are on the decline” by Lisa D. Welsh Worcester Telegram & News (Massachusetts) Dec. 18, 2007. (source: Double-Tongued Dictionary)

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