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Adj.1.straitlaced - exaggeratedly properstraitlaced - exaggeratedly proper; "my straitlaced Aunt Anna doesn't approve of my miniskirts"
proper - marked by suitability or rightness or appropriateness; "proper medical treatment"; "proper manners"
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References in classic literature ?
But the fact is, Madame Servin is a little straitlaced; and I don't really see how we are to settle it with her."
While the lad is a straitlaced lawyer about to marry the boss's daughter, grandpa is a foul-mouthed boozer intent on bedding a younger woman.
April 26: But I'm a Cheerleader (1999, USA) A naive teenager is sent to rehab camp when her straitlaced parents and friends suspect her of being a lesbian.
According to (file:///C:/Users/Hp/Documents/ussman%20will%20pen%20the%20script%20for%20the%20multicamera%20comedy%20about%20a%20straitlaced%20guy%20from%20Staten%20Island%20who%20marries%20into%20an%20Italian%20family%20with%20ties%20to%20the%20mob%20and%20finds%20himself%20drawn%20to%20the%20warmth%20of%20his%20new%20crime%20family.) The Hollywood Reporter (THR), this comedy is about a "straitlaced guy from Staten Island who marries into an Italian family with ties to the mob and finds himself drawn to the warmth of his new crime family." Neil Moritz and Vivian Cannon are on board as executive producers through their Original Film banner's overall deal with the studio, THR has reported.
In Para-Dice (Stage 2) she "instructs" five straitlaced white dancers in white clothes (the colonists) with ran overbearing grin, a la the Joker.
Straitlaced Brits are turned off their dream home by parties and sex over any other form of noise pollution, according to an estate agents survey.
Following the break-up of his parents' marriage, he's been raised by his straitlaced Aunt Mimi, but when her kindly husband George dies, John decides he'd like to get to know his mother, Julia.
Two policemen must join forces to take on an international drug smuggling gang--one, an unorthodox Irish policeman and the other, a straitlaced FBI agent.
Their number includes boy-next-door Joel Harrington, who is determined to keep his focus until he meets the girl of his dreams; virginal Eli Feldman, who desperately wants to be cool; straitlaced conservative Jason Wilson, who is attached at the hip to his preppy girlfriend and, lastly, star baseball player Brian Sommers, who is struggling to get out of his father's shadow.
A US study backs the straitlaced view that sex should wait until your wedding night.
Launched in 1979, Viz has parodied the straitlaced British comics of the post-war period such as The Beano and The Dandy.
There's something very British in how a crude, surreal parody of straitlaced kids' comics drawn in a bedroom photocopied, stapled and sold in pubs became, at one point, the third most popular magazine in Britain.