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  • s  exaggeratedly proper
    my straitlaced Aunt Anna doesn't approve of my miniskirts

  • A multicolor prototype bottle called Love Being is hardly the kind of packaging you would expect from straitlaced Coca-Cola.
  • His record label made bedfellows of the Sex Pistols and Genesis; his transatlantic airline sexed up a straitlaced industry.
  • Smith, a straitlaced former anchorman for New York City's WCBS-TV, and Actress Hartley, who once filled in as a Today co-host, engage in strained banter on an elaborately homey set.
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  • EUR Film Review: ‘Go for Sisters’
    *Bernice Stokes (LisaGay Hamilton) is a parole officer in Los Angeles where her job routinely places her in close proximity with the dregs of society. She normally has no reason to associate with such miscreants after hours, being very straitlaced and coming from a solid, middle class background However, everything changes the day the single-mom’s […]
    Nov. 4, 2013 - EURweb

  • Conrad Black in
    Don't be so straitlaced,Black wrote to Healy.
  • Steve Carell in WalesOnline
    It's more of an origins story about how Maxwell came to be an agent,says Carell. "Smart is someone who's by the book, straitlaced and incredibly driven." "He's also quirky - that's all I'll give you. His methods are more interesting...
  • Tom Harkin in Boston Globe
    A lot of my memories of this are when Kennedy was footloose and doing a lot of crazy things, mostly with Chris Dodd, and Hatch was always the straitlaced guy,says Senator Tom Harkin, an Iowa Democrat. "There were all these jokes back and...

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