straitjacket

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Synonyms for straitjacket

anything immaterial that severely hinders or confines

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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Some Villa fans want boss Paul Lambert to stay - they'll be the ones straitjacketed - and if the players are of similar mind then they won't want to ease off tonight.
If the Assembly cannot help businesses with the present powers, how do supporters of further powers think they will get the business community to support the need for further devolution?" An Assembly Government spokesman said: "Far from being 'straitjacketed', businesses in Wales are benefiting from our new programme of flexible support for business.
president and CEO Elizabeth Robert, who halted the production of the straitjacketed "Crazy For You" teddy bear after receiving complaints from mental-health advocacy groups.
If you want to laugh out loud and feel good just go and watch the contrasting comedic antics of Lindzi Germain (Molly/Mrs Thomas),Leslie G Rigby,Gordon Brown (Andolini, the straitjacketed contortionist) and Stevie Wharton (Stan).The audience laughed out loud.
When researchers dabbed pollen from these flowers onto female flower parts, 32 percent more of the pollen from the solar trackers started growing pollen tubes toward the ovaries, compared with pollen from straitjacketed flowers.
In the world of straitjacketed Arab media, Al Jazeera has one of the only free hands.