uptight


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feeling or exhibiting nervous tension

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My character is very uptight, bitter and cynical person.
I spend more time with this horse than any other, so I get very uptight when he runs," said Dace.
The guardians of Title IX are uptight about the commission.
The chemistry between the uptight Martin and a slovenly Candy is familiar from dozens of other buddy films, but it works well here, provoking tears of laughter and sympathy as we watch the comedic duo come to grips with each other and with every obstacle and annoyance modern transportation can throw at them.
Well, the revolution never really came, at least not in the form these cats imagined, but man this is a good way to freak out your uptight parents who aren't quite sure what they think of affirmative action.
In an uptight First World, it was wonderfully, riotously transgressive.
Colder Melbourne seems much less Californian; it is primly European and uptight on a dreary flat site firmly ordered by a nineteenth-century grid, with the tower blocks contained in the blocks.
Choose the former and you'll be considered uptight.
ONE thing that I have noticed over the years is that some sports writers, who are very good at handing out criticism, get very uptight when they are on the receiving end.
Griffin Dunne co-stars as an uptight, soon-to-be-wed attorney whose mild lifestyle swerves into the path of comical oncoming traffic when he meets Nikki.
I do have to say that I think (the general public is) more uptight here," Contactmusic quoted the 38-year-old as telling US TV programme 'The Tonight Show with Jay Leno'.
Chaos erupts when an American outsider (Jessica Biel - above) strays into this uptight environment and dares to challenge the status quo.
Not surprisingly, some neighbors object, including Matthew Broderick's button-down, uptight leader of the local winter festival.
Rafi enjoys the no-ties thrills of a relationship with a younger man ( she's 37, he's 23 ( until she realises that David is the son of her uptight psychoanalyst, Lisa (Meryl Streep).
My BFF told me I was being too uptight, and that gave me a new outlook.