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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It was that straitjacket many in Old Trafford booed last weekend after their expensively-assembled side's fifth 0-0 draw in nine games.
CAD industry software developers are discovering the benefits they can deliver by incorporating these CAMS technologies in their solutions, how to take off the straitjacket, in other words.
He jumped off the London eye, trapped in straitjacket, with only minutes to escape before a burning rope sent him plummiting into the Thames river.
2]s & Heartbreak" track "Say You Will" while wearing a straitjacket.
TOP BRASS David Hamilton, 18, trombone player with Durham County Youth Big Band, escapologist David Straitjacket, Michael Mason, 15, trumpet player with Durham County Youth Big Band in Durham Market Place for the launch of BRASS.
Then America can educate its youth into supporting a constitutional straitjacket again.
This makes the imposition of the straitjacket of price-marking on the independent sector ever more unacceptable.
But I also suspect that the price of inhabiting the twisted straitjacket that the screenwriter has designed for Judi Dench is going to make even that pursuit a bitter pill to swallow.
While he sings Figaro's aria from ``The Barber of Seville,'' he escapes from a straitjacket.
The "one man, one vote" decision has put the states into a one-size-fits-all straitjacket when it comes to organizing their legislatures.
It's a wonder she's not leaving in a designer straitjacket.
They saw this document for what it is, a shabby attempt to further strip them of their nationality and tighten the Brussels straitjacket even more.
Admittedly, Germany's economy, the original subject of Gersemann's book, has performed poorly in recent years as it struggles with the burden of a botched reunification and the straitjacket of outdated regulations.
Less secrecy, together with less committee tiering, would produce extra revenue for patient choice and Jane Hutt's straitjacket dominance over the weak and defenceless would be no more.
The student rooms, typically paired about small threshold spaces and shared bathrooms, are aligned between floor slabs to either side of the central corridor--a new sort of internal street--whereas the multi-height communal rooms punch through this straitjacket, morphing vertically--in the case of upper rooms--towards fantastical roof lights clear to the sky.