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
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How to use strait-laced in a sentence
They lifted her up, and when they saw that she was laced too tightly, they cut the stay lace in two.In New Brothers Grimm 'Snow White', The Prince Doesn't Save Her|The Brothers Grimm|November 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Nonetheless, Turing killed himself on June 7, 1954, in a deliberately prepared way, by eating a cyanide-laced apple.The Castration of Alan Turing, Britain’s Code-Breaking WWII Hero|Clive Irving|November 29, 2014|DAILY BEAST
About $10 billion was earmarked to build a bridge across the Kerch Strait, with its unpredictable currents during spring floods.
Here, the whiskey-laced meat masters give you their favorite recipes.Epic Meal Empire’s Meat Monstrosities: From the Bacon Spider to the Cinnabattleship|Harley Morenstein|July 26, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Next he laced on first the right skate, with a pad of cotton under the tongue, and then the left.
The children of thy barrenness shall still say in thy ears: The place is too strait for me, make me room to dwell in.The Bible, Douay-Rheims Version|Various
Departure on the fourth voyage, accompanied by a merchant-ship bound through Torres Strait.
Directions for the passage within the reefs through Torres Strait.
And the brave explorer sailed safely through the dangerous strait now named for him.Alila, Our Little Philippine Cousin|Mary Hazelton Wade
On the south-side of Clarence Strait the land is low, like the coast to the eastward.