straightjacket love

Definitions

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  • noun Common misspelling of straitjacket.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun a garment similar to a jacket that is used to bind the arms tightly against the body as a means of restraining a violent person

Etymologies

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Confusion between the spelling of strait in straitjacket and the more common word straight.

Examples

  • It might be a looney bin, the only difference between a lab coat and a straightjacket is the location of the sleeves …

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  • Moreover, the Gold Standard of the 1930s, which we long ago abandoned, acted like a kind of straightjacket on monetary policies.

    Jeff Sachs knocks it out of the park

  • While the generally liberal-leaning U.S. foreign policy establishment was quick to equate Obama's ascent to the presidency with a "new area of international engagement," the realities of realpolitilk has not only forced the President into a "straightjacket" with limited policy options vis-à-vis Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iraq.

    Sigurd Neubauer: Tea Partiers, Watch Out: Obama's Iran Policies Echo Bush's

  • Resnick also offers a great editorial about the silliness of defining science fiction, a genre which refuses to be put in a "straightjacket".

    August 2007

  • But its also a kind of straightjacket that may discourage the kind of discourse that is capable of persuasion.

    Professor John McGinnis on originalism.

  • Resnick also offers a great editorial about the silliness of defining science fiction, a genre which refuses to be put in a "straightjacket".

    REVIEW: Jim Baen's Universe #7

  • If they actually used the word "straightjacket" in a textbook, the author should be drawn and quartered, and then his/her remains put into a strait jacket.

    Memphis Commercial Appeal Stories

  • Obama's ascent to the presidency with a "new area of international engagement," the realities of realpolitilk has not only forced the President into a "straightjacket" with limited policy options vis-à-vis Afghanistan, Pakistan and Iraq.

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  • Former ITV executive chairman Michael Grade previously labelled the mechanism a "straightjacket" to the broadcaster's revival in the tough advertising market last year.

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  • Couples should trade in the straightjacket of strict monogamy, which essentially doesn't work, and instead seek to be 'monogomish,' that is, being essentially faithful but allowing for outside liaisons which just might prevent the dissolution of the primary relationship.

    Rabbi Shmuley Boteach: The New York Times' Questions Monogamy

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