strait-laced


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marked by excessive concern for propriety and good form

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Beginning June 21, Brolin will play Austin, the strait-laced screenwriter, and Koteas will play Lee, the drifter.
The strait-laced certainties of the villa or terraced house are giving way to new forms of living and Van Berkel & Bos' vision of domesticity as scenography is one response to the unpredictable and convulsive pressures of change.
The list of those who concealed a history of sexual misbehavior includes both Democrats and Republicans, well-known Lotharios and strait-laced Presbyterians, among them: James Garfield, Woodrow Wilson, Warren Harding, Franklin Roosevelt, John Kennedy, Lyndon Johnson.
This week, 'detective-slashgenius' Jake Peralta tried to snare a crook by posing as an ace poker player, but the plan went awry when strait-laced Captain Holt revealed a secret gambling problem.
What's new is the brilliant sting organised by young women reporters on - of all things - the strait-laced Financial Times, a newspaper better known for shenanigans in the boardroom than the ballroom.
I believe managers who celebrate goals with exuberance - like Conte and Jurgen Klopp - win over rival fans much more easily than strait-laced ones like David Moyes.
Her client list has thinned and she continues to clash with her strait-laced daughter Saffy (Julia Sawalha), who has a 13-year-old daughter called Lola (Indeyarna Donaldson-Holness).
LADIES can be as politically incorrect as the lads in The Heat (Chanel 4, 9pm, tonight), Paul Feig's oestrogen-fuelled buddy movie, which pairs Sandra Bullock and Melissa McCarthy as a strait-laced FBI agent and gung-ho Boston police detective who join forces to bring down a criminal mastermind.
Fifty Shades Of Grey (Unseen Edition) 18 STRAIT-LACED student Anastasia Steele Dakota Johnson) interviews billionaire Christian Grey (Jamie Dornan) for an article in her university newspaper.
He manipulates fellow cops in between seeing an oddball Australian psychiatrist ( Jim Broadbent) and seducing the sexually frustrated wife (Shirley Henderson) of a strait-laced accountant, but his dark past catches up with him.
21 AND OVER (15) MILLER (Miles Teller) and strait-laced pal Casey (Skylar Astin) arrive at the house of their pal Jeff Chang (Justin Chon), who is turning 21.
Based on a tale by CS Forester involving a hazardous trip along an African river to destroy an enemy gunboat, The African Queen stars Bogie as riverboat captain Charlie and Hepburn as strait-laced Rose, with whom he forms an unlikely alliance.
Even the most ambitious advertiser in strait-laced Victorian times was not brave enough to depict a bed in an ad - it was always hidden behind curtains.
GRIZZLED former professional baseball player Morris Buttermaker (Billy Bob Thornton) is "financially persuaded" by strait-laced lawyer Liz Whitewood (Gay Harden) to coach a failing little league baseball team called The Bears.