Hard "legs," black velour stretched over wooden braces, were de rigueur
for the wings, instead of the more common loose panels that could billow when a dancer rushed by.
Schools have universally accepted business applications as de rigueur
Unfortunately, this type of enviro-propaganda seems virtually de rigueur
in every National Geographic production.
It was almost de rigueur
that relatives had gathered at a church, in this case the nearby Sago Baptist Church, for an emotional vigil.
Twenty-one years ago, before de rigueur
book tours, before the vigorous programming that is now Black History Month, and when the conference was a two-day, not a two- or three-week gig, February was the most logical time.
But be warned, folks: On a show where gang bangs and the gropings of Julian McMahon's bare ass are de rigueur
, what Matt finds is sure to be far from normal.
The leather trim (center console lid, arm rests, shifter and parking brake boots) have exposed stitching, which seems to add to the functional statement that the vehicle makes (the stitching on the seats are within French seams, which is now seemingly de rigueur
for GM uppercrust vehicles).
By 1790, court dress in Russia and Prussia resembled that of army battalions more than of ballrooms, as martial attire was practically de rigueur
and well-dressed gentlemen wore swords.
Simulated randomness is de rigueur
("Life is random," says an Apple ad campaign).
On the largest yachts, full-service spas, multiple plasma TVs, baby grand pianos, gyms and super-sized Jacuzzis or mini plunge pools have all become de rigueur
Fortunately, the lame, limp lettuce that used to be de rigueur
even in better restaurants has gone the way of legwarmers and shellacked hairdos.
The "wonderful sense of community" and the casual, laid-back atmosphere draw people to summer churches, where coffee and light snacks after the service are de rigueur
and, more important, the notions of adaptive reuse and recycling are once more de rigueur
In the 1970s, as the number of famous-kid shrinks and celebrity pediatricians rose, the child-rearing advice column became de rigueur
, advocating a kind of intensive mothering that undermined feminist successes.
In those years, it seemed almost de rigueur
for Japan's trendy young white-collar types to get their scuba certification, a big clunky diver's watch and a semi-permanent tan.