Origin of strait-laced
Examples from the Web for straight-laced
Thwarted by straight-laced parents, vivacious Flo eventually eloped to Philly with a doctor and then divorced.
William Parker is a straight-laced cop with dreams of ridding L.A of its crime and endemic corruption.
One of my students started senior year straight-laced and dreaming of studying engineering at Georgia Tech.
One that has been discovered very recently is that the straight-faced are the straight-laced.How to Analyze People on Sight|Elsie Lincoln Benedict and Ralph Paine Benedict
"You were always one of the straight-laced sort, Joyce," cried Wilson, laughing good-humoredly.East Lynne|Mrs. Henry Wood
The new generation looks upon the stern morality and industry and self-control of its ancestors as straight-laced and narrow.The Whence and the Whither of Man|John Mason Tyler
In fact, he was so merry that, by the straight-laced Puritans, he was thought ungodly.The Witch of Salem|John R. Musick
Now I dare say there are straight-laced people who will be shocked at the idea of a woman playing ten-pins.Caper-Sauce|Fanny Fern