- hide out,
- hideaway bed,
Origin of hidebound
Examples from the Web for hidebound
The GOP is still struggling to shed its hidebound, out-of-touch image, especially with voters not yet drawing Social Security.
Change is a necessary part of life, even in hidebound Washington.
She languished in bed and he diagnosed her illness as resulting from the fact that she was "hidebound."A Backward Glance at Eighty|Charles A. Murdock
Divinity lies all about us, and culture is too hidebound to even suspect the fact.
Not depraved, certainly, unless you insist on judging it by a hidebound ethic.Earthsmith|Milton Lesser
He may be a hidebound party man, always voting the party ticket, and swallowing the party platforms whole.Theodore Roosevelt|Edmund Lester Pearson
How in thunder can I get those narrow-gauge, hidebound Easterners to launch out into business in this country?The Man From Glengarry|Ralph Connor
1550s, from hide (n.1) + past tense of bind (v.). Original reference is to emaciated cattle with skin sticking closely to backbones and ribs; metaphoric sense of "restricted by narrow attitudes" is first recorded c.1600.