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straight jacket

A stiff timber which is fixed to a wall so as to increase its rigidity and to reinforce it.
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"Boris Johnson has not only entered the room but he has put on the straight jacket, padlocked the door and started the tap running."
Within two years, IMF straight jacket will become more flexible.
Straight Jacket is a cri de coeur for a rainbow flag generation living under a dark cloud of self-loathing and body dysmorphia, for which Todd accepts some blame by promoting images of gym-toned perfection on Attitude's front cover.
Blacklisting should be dealt with on a case to case basis and not in a straight jacket way," he said.
Contortionist and escapologist Chris Cross is finding it more difficult getting out of a plaster cast than a straight jacket after breaking his hand in blundered magic trick.
Straight Jacket Star "The beliefs of a Jedi is that life in the universe is bound together by supernatural energy and that whatever you put out to the universe you get back," Daniel explained.
Thanks to the sacrifices of our Mujahideen, we've managed to beat off ISIL/Nosra and squeeze the Zionists into a straight jacket, the minister concluded.
We got seven songs from the first album, the most notable were"Mary Jane"and"Straight Jacket".These seven were followed by seven songs from the second album.
While Giovanni Trapattoni encouraged him to get forward when possible, the Italian still imposed a straight jacket on his players more often than not.
Some people ordered a straight jacket for me when I said Crawley could beat Manchester United at Old Trafford and we nearly did."
Bernie McGuire and Kevin McAllion las Jacket (tipping reign since If Ian Poulter wins this year's Masters then officials at Augusta may need a straight jacket rather than a green jacket to curb the Englishman's enthusiasm.