strait-jacket


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strait

(streit) noun
1. (often in plural) a narrow strip of sea between two pieces of land. the straits of Gibraltar; the Bering Strait.
2. (in plural) difficulty; (financial) need.
ˈstrait-jacket noun
a type of jacket with long sleeves tied behind to hold back the arms of eg a violent and insane person.
ˌstrait-ˈlaced adjective
strict and severe in attitude and behaviour.
References in classic literature ?
I shouldn't dare; because you are my guardian, and can put me in a strait-jacket if you like;" and Rose laughed in his face, even while she nestled closer with a confiding gesture pleasant to see.
The original 'Alice Cooper', after whom the band was named, was a witch and this was reflected in their shows, during which Alice (the singer) has been guillotined, poisoned, hanged and put in a strait-jacket, whilst also petting a boa constrictor.
Alice Cooper The original 'Alice Cooper', after whom the band was named, was a witch and this was reflected in their shows, during which Alice (the singer) has been guillotined, poisoned, hanged and put in a strait-jacket, whilst also petting a boa constrictor.
The ability of a teacher to integrate internal and external sources of information and stimuli for a student - so that he or she can utilise learning as an active principle, rather than a passive attribute - is the only way to liberate him or her from the strait-jacket of classroom didacticism.
In condemning crowd funding, Mr ap Gwynfor wants the arts to be put in a strait-jacket - where their only funding is from government and ticket sales - and deny them vital support and a better future.
Mr Grimmer was to spend the Christmas and New Year period wearing a strait-jacket to top up the PS30,000 he had already raised for good causes.
Yes John Stuart chief financial officer, BDL Management Given the current economic strait-jacket, the Budget was more supportive than anticipated, though delayed for future years.
This is not the first time I have maimed my face in my sleep and I have no idea why I do it or how to stop it, short of wearing a strait-jacket or scratch mitts.
Houchin and his wife earlier this year broke the world magic record for the fastest upside-down, dual strait-jacket escape.
Hardly surprising - there aren't many people who can free themselves from a strait-jacket.
Central to Tierney's presentation is his claim that these Obama attributes are in themselves doctrinaire and put us into a strait-jacket of possible responses when the Iraq example is no longer applicable