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strait-lacedadjective

uk   /ˌstreɪtˈleɪst/  us   /ˈstreɪt.leɪst/ disapproving
having ​old-fashioned and unchanging ​morals, ​especiallyrelating to ​sexualmatters: The ​jokeshocked her strait-laced ​parents.
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