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n. & v.
Variant of straitjacket.


(Clothing & Fashion) a less common spelling of straitjacket


or straight•jack•et

(ˈstreɪtˌdʒæk ɪt)

1. a garment made of strong material and designed to bind the arms, as of a violent person.
2. anything that severely confines or constricts.
3. to put in or as if in a straitjacket.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.straightjacket - a garment similar to a jacket that is used to bind the arms tightly against the body as a means of restraining a violent personstraightjacket - a garment similar to a jacket that is used to bind the arms tightly against the body as a means of restraining a violent person
garment - an article of clothing; "garments of the finest silk"


n. camisa de fuerza.
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For Heaven's sake, let's draw the logical conclusion and withdraw amicably from the EU straightjacket as soon as ever possible.
, Goodwin tells us about how practice makes perfect and how despite being scared of heights, he managed to escaped from a straightjacket while being suspended upside down from the London Eye.
"Contrary to the misleading impression promoted by some politicians and pundits that the EU fiscal framework forces all member states into a one-size-fits-all consolidation straightjacket, the Stability and Growth Pact is not stupid," insisted Rehn, alluding to remarks made in 2002 by then European Commission President Romano Prodi, who described the pact as "stupid".
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Please include your initials and where you live SO do we stick with the Coalition Government's plan to reduce the deficit and free us from the present economic straightjacket or return to Labour's high spending ways to reduce unemployment?
I'm not aware, of any Town Council restoration plan and, with the current financial straightjacket, the money needed is simply not there.
PM David Cameron said: "People will be able to look at millions of items of Government spending, flagging up waste when they see it, and that scrutiny will act as a powerful straightjacket on spending, saving us a lot of money."
"Some new element of cost control does seem to be needed, though it should be neither suffocating nor a straightjacket."
Hefyd, eitem ar Dirty Words yn trio'u lwc yn y 'Global Battle Of The Bands' yn Llundain a Stamina Straightjacket ar y bandstand.
If the woman's really that close to the edge she should be in a straightjacket in hospital.
"Most politicians have to be dragged screaming and in a straightjacket away from power.
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