Definition of One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest

 
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a US novel (1962) by Ken Kesey that became a successful Broadway play (1963) and film (1975). It is about a man with mental problems who tries to resist the harsh discipline of the hospital where he is a patient. The film, which was directed by Milos Forman, with Jack Nicholson in the main part, won four Oscars.