At that moment Boris clearly realized what he had before surmised, that in the army, besides the subordination and discipline prescribed in the military code, which he and the others knew in the regiment, there was another, more important, subordination, which made this tight-laced
, purple-faced general wait respectfully while Captain Prince Andrew, for his own pleasure, chose to chat with Lieutenant Drubetskoy.
It was a room where one might fancy the ghost of a tight-laced
lady revisiting the scene of her embroidery.
But best of all it read, "Helena Bonham Carter is tight-laced
into a corset dress confected by a new favourite young designer, Miss Rosie Red.
Appearing exclusively opposite Pitt, Richard Jenkins socks over the turn as a bespectacled, tight-laced
mob liaison with a particular aversion to cigarette smoke.
A response to the stifling, tight-laced
Victorian art and attitudes of the mid19th century, it expressed a startlingly modern set of ideas that culminated in the creative flowering of a coterie of artist and poet friends--the Pre-Raphaelites.
But every so often we break out of this tight-laced
straitjacket and go for something truly out of character - something big, bold and brash that belongs to a different world.