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strait-lacedor straight-laced (strāt′lāst′)
1. Excessively strict in behavior, morality, or opinions.
2. Having or wearing a tightly laced garment.
strait′-lac′ed·ly (-lā′sĭd-lē, -lāst′lē) adv.
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in a strait-laced manner
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