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locust valley lockjaw

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Locust Valley lockjaw

noun phrase

A somewhat stifled way of speaking, associated with US and British aristocracy

[1980s+; the places named are affluent suburbs of New York City]

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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