tight-arse

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tight-arse

or

tightass

n
slang an inhibited or excessively self-controlled person
ˈtight-ˌarsed, ˈtightˌassed adj
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Theatrical friends, indigent writer friends, even some legal friends - those tight-arsed bastards.
I could step in but I'm enjoying it too much to end it prematurely: to know that tight-arsed pillar of rectitude is lying through his teeth is too good not to savour.
We've got used to the idea that ageing is not a good thing, that somehow we are less fortunate because we are not tight-arsed or wrinkle-free.
TIGHT-ARSED blokes: Only date girls called Natalie, Carol, Holly or Eve.
And it shows that British architecture is more than tight-arsed High Tech, Will Alsop's splurges and prissy Cambridge Moderne.
This is a woman who knows how to relax about life rather than live "this incredibly tight-arsed control freak thing".
They went from golden-plate heroes to zinc-plated zeroes" Charles van Commenee, head coach of UK Athletics, insisting there are no grey areas in sport "Maybe he thought he was going to get a cheap singer but what he got was an expensive wife" Cleo Laine recalling how her late husband Johnny Dankworth proposed to her over the phone "We've got used to the idea that ageing is not a good thing, that somehow we are less fortunate because we are not tight-arsed or wrinkle free.