tight-laced


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Adj.1.tight-laced - exaggeratedly propertight-laced - exaggeratedly proper; "my straitlaced Aunt Anna doesn't approve of my miniskirts"
proper - marked by suitability or rightness or appropriateness; "proper medical treatment"; "proper manners"
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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.
Buttonhooks of a foot or more in length, sometimes unkindly called "fat lady hooks", allowed the user to fasten her boots without bending, often not easy with tight-laced corsets, while tiny examples no longer than your little finger were meant to be carried in a purse or waistcoat pocket on the off chance that it might come in handy.
Buttonhooks of a foot or Musical themed more in length, sometimes unkindly called "fat lady hooks", allowed the user to fasten her boots without bending, often not easy with tight-laced corsets, while tiny examples no longer than your little finger were meant to be carried in a purse or waistcoat pocket on the off chance that it might come in handy.
Buttonhooks of a foot or in h, some-Musical themed more length, sometimes unkindly called "fat lady hooks", allowed the user to fasten her boots without bending, often not easy with tight-laced corsets, while tiny examples no longer than your little finger were meant to be carried in a purse or waistcoat pocket on the off chance that it might come in handy.
Appearing exclusively opposite Pitt, Richard Jenkins socks over the turn as a bespectacled, tight-laced mob liaison with a particular aversion to cigarette smoke.