uptight


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feeling or exhibiting nervous tension

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My character is very uptight, bitter and cynical person.
Colder Melbourne seems much less Californian; it is primly European and uptight on a dreary flat site firmly ordered by a nineteenth-century grid, with the tower blocks contained in the blocks.
Choose the former and you'll be considered uptight.
ONE thing that I have noticed over the years is that some sports writers, who are very good at handing out criticism, get very uptight when they are on the receiving end.
Griffin Dunne co-stars as an uptight, soon-to-be-wed attorney whose mild lifestyle swerves into the path of comical oncoming traffic when he meets Nikki.
I do have to say that I think (the general public is) more uptight here," Contactmusic quoted the 38-year-old as telling US TV programme 'The Tonight Show with Jay Leno'.
Not surprisingly, some neighbors object, including Matthew Broderick's button-down, uptight leader of the local winter festival.
My BFF told me I was being too uptight, and that gave me a new outlook.
This was an insidious allegory which, to judge from the men cavorting in unison in preppy ties and gray flannels, happens in one of those uptight English boarding schools, ready to crack at the seams.
The crucial difference, and it's always sensible in his strangely uptight images, is that a Kern moment is aware of its own nonbelonging as either play or work time.
I must say that certain aspects of Sumire and Momo's relationship creeped me out, but perhaps that just brings home the fact that I'm a typical uptight American.
Last year , Debra picked up the Emmy award for her role as the uptight interior designer Grace.
AND MY INITIAL GREETING HAD ALL OF MY UPTIGHT, TRADITIONALIST ALARM BELLS RINGING .
Royston Tan's 15 (Singapore) follows three teenage boys who get in and out of trouble in uptight Singapore.
Come and IT'S Uptight at Le Bateau this Saturday with Paul, Edgar The Cat and more playing 60s soul and boogie.