straightjacket


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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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Freeing the playmaker from the straightjacket Porto managed to keep him in on Tuesday will be key to their hopes of overturning the result in the second leg.
The Lambert policy of only buying young players that fits a wages straightjacket denies some flexibility to acquire a more expensive but experienced couple at the back, and has virtually condemned Aston Villa to relegation having spent about PS25 million last summer.
Governors are saying, 'We can do a better job for our population than what you're doing with this straightjacket that we have coming from Washington,'" Wohlgemuth said.
The study of 500 small businesses, the first of its kind to quantify what the impact of lack of finance is on small businesses, identified the potential of Britain's "caged tigers" that are trying to throw off the straightjacket of high street business banking.
1 - but the players might take longer to wriggle out of the Roy Hodgson straightjacket.
Hanging over Niagara Falls in a straightjacket is something you can do for a number of years, but it's strenuous.
Whether you've found yourself frustrated by the gender straightjacket that still constrains us, or fails to notice it, Fine's sparkling yet vehement attack on 'neurosexism' will be essential reading.
Their ability to get out from under that straightjacket I think is their biggest problem.
But again, when dates become a straightjacket, it can take you backwards.
I'm not going to say we're going to go to Anfield and win the game - I think I'd probably get taken away in a straightjacket - but the one thing we are going to do is go there and have a right good go," he said.
I would have suggested the men in the white coats come out and get a straightjacket on him," said Farmer, who took over the post during the summer following the departure of Bernie Cope and since then the Oval outfit have not looked back.
If this film isn't as good, it's partly because of the straightjacket nature of its structure.
This unique approach liberates network owners from the straightjacket of statically defined networks which deprived them of the choice to move to more effective network architectures.