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channel

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a narrow channel of the sea joining two larger bodies of water

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a bad or difficult situation or state of affairs

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Consider what the journalistic organization Reporters Without Borders has to say about Tunisia in their 2005 report: "The Tunisian media work in a strait-jacket. The press code stipulates heavy fines or prison sentences for the author of any overly critical article or comment." The report also notes: "Repressive laws, bureaucratic harassment, the withdrawal of state advertising, corruption, police violence, political trials and torture are all common practices that have been condemned by human rights organizations.
Instead the creative strait-jacket still fits, the corporation's franchise is still safe.
What distinguishes current practice is not merely the "return to beauty" over and above the Conceptual, according to him, but a shift from the formal strait-jacket of "one-idea art" to a kind of generalized multitasking whereby the work is no longer "obliged to any particular logic" (as Gilbert-Rolfe puts it) of production, it being rather a matter of forging "linkages"--so that, for instance, a Minimalist sensibility might be countered with baroque detail.
Subject headings used vary a little from country to country and, while they are obviously a reflection of the literature rather than an editorial strait-jacket, it is sometimes hard to see the logic of the variations.
Tuesday's show catches one of the singing Hanson kids mmmburping to mimic one of the other "talents," an escape artist climbing out of a strait-jacket before showing off fashions he has designed, some senior citizen singers and a dolphin caller.
In it, Mitchell challenges the received wisdom that continues to surround notions of how social scientists should go about their fieldwork, his chief contention being that the fieldworker's nightmare of being accused of being less than 'up-front' about fieldwork purposes is becoming an evermore restrictive strait-jacket. He further contends that the evidence on which this strait-jacket is endlessly tightened has little to do with evidence of any malpractice and everything to do with ideology.
In his 'feigned madness' - wearing odd socks and a dishevelled white padded fencing jacket hanging off him like a loosened strait-jacket - the mature student sets out to prove his uncle's guilt, punish his mother for marrying her brother-in-law so hastily, and deliberately distance his girlfriend.
Maybe his best role would be as some type of football consultant in a financial strait-jacket.
Had he bought a mansion in Darras Hall he would have been in a strait-jacket by now!
A health charity yesterday removed a statue portraying Winston Churchill in a strait-jacket following complaints that the sculpture was in bad taste.
A HEALTH charity has removed a statue portraying Winston Churchill in a strait-jacket after complaints of bad taste.
# IT means to be very angry and originally refers to be someone in such a fury that they had to be tied down - or put in a strait-jacket - to ensure that they did not act on their anger.