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Adj.1.straightlaced - exaggeratedly properstraightlaced - 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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The BBC film sees Julia Sawalha reprise her role as straightlaced Saffron Monsoon.
Phil Miller) On Earth But, after an aborted attempt at suicide, he soon learns that being on his todd in the universe isn't actually that bad - the arrival of Flight of the Conchords' Kristen Schaal as an impossibly straightlaced pedant providing an intolerable Eve to his apathetic Adam.
Reese Witherspoon plays a straightlaced policewoman who is plucked from humdrum duties to race across the land escorting a glamorous witness - Sofia Vergara - to testify against drug lord.
After a great deal of bickering with their straightlaced parents - beautifully played by Rupert Everett (who is very funny) as King George VI and Emily Watson as Queen Elizabeth - they get permission to secretly head out into the streets to join the partying masses - but on the condition that two stuffy military types accompany them (though in truth a group of 16 chaperones went off with them on their adventure).
Clarkson, 54, transformed what was once a straightlaced round-up of motoring news into a humorous, action-packed show.
Also, the image of Butlins as regimented and army-like suddenly became old-fashioned and a turn-off for some, in the less straightlaced and more hip 1970s and 80s.
When Baker Street's finest returned to our screens in 2010, the chemistry was instantaneous between Benedict Cumberbatch as Holmes and Martin Freeman's straightlaced Doctor Watson.
We've made promotional videos in the past but they've been pretty straightlaced.
There's an element of romance creeping into the new series with his police partner Camille starting to see the attraction of the straightlaced Brit.
com)-- Straightlaced - How Gender's Got Us All Tied Up brings to the screen a powerful and complicated story of the world of teens, dealing with gender and sexuality.
The comic's style parodies the straightlaced British comics of the post-war period, but with crude toilet humour, black comedy, and sexual or violent storylines.