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Synonyms for straitjacket

anything immaterial that severely hinders or confines

a garment similar to a jacket that is used to bind the arms tightly against the body as a means of restraining a violent person

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Sheen is so accomplished as Blair by now that "The Special Relationship" certainly merits affording it the 90-some-odd minutes, but working from Morgan's script, director Richard Loncraine's movie is straightjacketed by its episodic nature.
The greatest benefit of home schooling is the ability to pursue a non-traditional educational path, one not straightjacketed by artificial standards and mass-production pedagogy.
These days the news that you're pregnant comes with such a list of DON'Ts that a mum-to-be can feel straightjacketed.
UCS has a customer-friendly licensing model that they claim is welcome to retailers, who are straightjacketed into lengthy and inflexible commitments by some software companies.