hair-shirt


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self-sacrificing or austere

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However, in a space-age procedure called Folly-Cular Transfer, carried out by specialists on London's famous Fleet Street, the hair-shirt has been carefully transplanted onto his team-mate, Ryan Giggs.
Then there are MPs like Frank Field whose attitude smells worse than the armpits of his unwashed hair-shirt.
We do not want a hair-shirt or austerity Games, we want to show London off to the world.
Forgiveness is misunderstood in the hair-shirt ritual, asserts Berlinger, because there is no place in it for the person from whom alone forgiveness can come--namely, the patient.
The resulting architecture was far from the hair-shirt worthi ness often associated with community initiatives.
As Mount says, "Automobiles that appear hair-shirt or underpowered .
This is how bad it can get; or good, if you're of hair-shirt leanings.
Forget the hair-shirt wailings of colleges placed on probation for cheating.
Besides, this type of CEO tries to avoid as much as possible having any hard-nosed, hair-shirt directors on the board who will ask difficult questions about his or her management style.
Yesterday, work and pensions spokesman Steve Webb turned on Mr Clegg, telling him to ditch hair-shirt policies such as means-testing child benefit.
More than that, there is tinge of hair-shirt socialism about these proposals which are clearly designed to clobber families living in what the Government would classify as better-off areas.
Bosk's richly descriptive account of the hair-shirt ritual allows readers to identify vestiges of ancient Jewish and Christian practices concerning forgiveness.
Ken is living proof of the fact that you don't have to wear a hair-shirt to be a socialist.
If he passes that test then it's on the blower to Umbro to see whether they can design an extra-large hair-shirt Scotland top.
The hair-shirt Premier is commendably determined to measure them all for one of his economy suits.