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straightjacket

[streyt-jak-it] /ˈstreɪtˌdʒæk ɪt/
noun, verb (used with object)
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Examples for straightjacket
  • But the drying up of peace dividends and slower rates of growth still do not explain our fiscal straightjacket.
  • We don't want that date to become a straightjacket or to chill the atmosphere for the talks.
  • And as long as this is our starting point, it's really a straightjacket in terms of our thinking.
  • History is too messy to put into an ideological straightjacket without doing violence to its integrity.
  • But the system was never extended beyond the straightjacket of localities and a few special domains.
British Dictionary definitions for straightjacket

straightjacket

/ˈstreɪtˌdʒækɪt/
noun
1.
a less common spelling of straitjacket
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