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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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We're about as straightlaced a place as you'll find.
Based on Charles Addams's cartoons of the 1930s, 18-year-old Wednesday wants to marry all-American boy Lucas, whose straightlaced parents come to dinner.
Former Cardiff City defender Mark Hudson made the most appearances (49) in that season - with straightlaced Clint Hill being a regular alongside him after ending the campaign with three goals from his 31 appearances.
The police insisted that Jefferson Bunuan was a lookout for Manaois, who shot it out with them-a claim that people who knew Jefferson find incredible because the young man was, by all accounts, a straightlaced criminology student on scholarship who dreamt of becoming a cop.
Even the usually straightlaced Sergio Parisse tried a late hit on Sexton as Ireland swept past Italy 58-15 for their first win of this year's Six Nations in Dublin on Saturday.
Enter notorious gambler Sky Masterson, a guy who can never turn down a bet, and straightlaced missionary Sarah Brown, a doll with a heart of ice.
Robert De Niro leads Zac Efron astray While the lad is a straightlaced lawyer about to marry the boss's daughter, his elderly relative is a foul-mouthed boozer intent on bedding a younger woman.
Luckily for me, when I enter the impressive looking building I see that the other clientele look fairly straightlaced in their attire as well, so I had worried needlessly.
The BBC film sees Julia Sawalha reprise her role as straightlaced Saffron Monsoon.
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.
The wedding of straightlaced mama's boy Michael (Terrence J) and good-hearted single mom Candace (Regina Hall) is the occasion that brings this group of friends from Los Angeles to Las Vegas, where Mya (Meagan Good) is miffed to discover that her b.
We've made promotional videos in the past but they've been pretty straightlaced.