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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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Blacklisting should be dealt with on a case to case basis and not in a straight jacket way," he said.
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.
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.
We set off with the best of intentions - only to find we get bored and frustrated because diets are like wearing a straight jacket.
We have recognised the lack of flexibility in the EU and supported the UK not joining the Euro and allowing different levels of co-operation with the EU rather than one straight jacket for all.
They refused to conform, to wear a straight jacket for people, refused to hide who they are.
If these negotiations succeed they will create a mega-treaty across nine countries that will put a straight jacket around what policies and laws our governments can adopt for the next century--think GM labelling, foreign investment laws, price of medicines,' its website states.
Fashola made the appeal at the Annual Ramadan lecture, organized by the Arabic a nd Islamic Institute, Markaz, Agege, a suburb of Lagos, adding that the necessar y constitutional amendments should be made to correct the present straight jacket e d lumping of all local governments into one category.
it quiet, to bury it, to hold it inside the straight jacket of
Only in Deng (Xiaping)'s reform era did China start to unbutton Mao's straight jacket and maybe in some ways we have now gone to the other extreme.
In a shocking moment, the frontman killed the baby before being put in a straight jacket and committed for his sins.