straitjacket

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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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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.
Prime Minister Chuan Leekpai's government has prescribed IMF-recommended remedies to get the economy back on track, but has often found itself straightjacketed when trying to implement them.