strait-laced


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marked by excessive concern for propriety and good form

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Laurie and Davis play a strait-laced Manhattan couple who set out to adopt a brother for their only son but instead come back with Stuart the talking mouse.
The town, then stodgy and strait-laced, snubbed the swashbuckling adventurer, and Hemingway, in turn, lampooned Oak Park as a village of ``broad lawns and narrow minds.
99 MILLER and strait-laced pal Casey want their pal Jeff Chang to celebrate his 21st birthday with a boozing session.
Meanwhile, strait-laced detective Taylor Kwon (Sung Kang), who is out of his Washington DC jurisdiction, arrives in New Orleans to apprehend Jimmy.
While Jimmy and Hodges hunt for it, they clash with strait-laced colleagues and become unwittingly embroiled in a turf war started by a Mexican gang.
His strait-laced brother Linus isn't happy, and decides to woo her himself to keep them apart, little realising what will happen next.
Christina Aguilera goes strait-laced with a fringe and neat little bun.
THIS is the moment that strait-laced MP Ann Widdecombe came face to face with Yob Britain and was stunned into silence.
It's about as far removed from strait-laced Royal Ascot as it gets.
After Nisha, a very strait-laced, independent, brassy, cool character, to be able to show an audience that I can play this ditsy-headed, giggling nurse, but who is by no means a weak character, is fantastic.
But he and his fellow presenters Sophie Raworth and Jeremy Vine shed their strait-laced telly garb in favour of something more flashy - and it's all for Children In Need.
They're very strait-laced and brought me up to believe that sex before marriage was beyond the pale.
Past shows have turned an upper-class country boy into an East End bouncer and made a strait-laced cellist work as a club DJ.
STRAIT-LACED movie star James Stewart has been given two mentions in a list of Hollywood's greatest-ever kissing scenes.