- straining piece,
- straining sill,
Origin of strait-laced
verb (used with object), strait-laced, strait-lac·ing.
Origin of strait-lace
Examples from the Web for strait-laced
Albert took the throne in July 2005 after the death of his strait-laced father, Prince Rainier.
To be too much on the defensive points to a secret desire for attack; the shy woman is not strait-laced.The Man Who Laughs|Victor Hugo
Clever, amiable, good looking, not too strait-laced—she's just the girl I want.Bought and Paid For|Arthur Hornblow
They think her a little free and easy, or too particular and strait-laced.