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Origin of strait-laced
OTHER WORDS FROM strait-lacedstrait-lac·ed·ly [streyt-ley-sid-lee, -leyst-lee] /ˈstreɪtˈleɪ sɪd li, -ˈleɪst li/, adverbstrait-lac·ed·ness, noun
Words nearby strait-laced
Definition for strait-laced (2 of 2)
verb (used with object), strait-laced, strait-lac·ing.
Origin of strait-lace
Example sentences 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.