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straightjacket

(strāt′jăk′ĭt)
n. & v.
Variant of straitjacket.
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"The point of imposing treatment is to help patients attain autonomy, to help them break out of the figurative straightjacket binding thought and will," she writes.
His new-found fame and riches sit heavily on his shoulders as he struggles to move beyond the social straightjacket of his lowly upbringing.
A PLANNING straightjacket around settlements in the Northumberland National Park has been scrapped.
To confine a Bible that depicts such a god to the straightjacket of a bland and blanket belief in its literal truth is to lose the plot before turning a page.
Freed from the sectarian straightjacket of Northern Ireland and a job which required him to appoint Church of England bishops, Father Tony can now follow his wife Cherie all the way to Rome.
NECC chief executive George Cowcher said: "This demonstrates a lack of cohesion on Government policy and puts us in a straightjacket."
Promoters and DJs Ian Todd and Keith Dickinson, who are also writers for Newcastle comedy group Straightjacket, are starting Synthtopia at the Cooperage on Newcastle's Quayside.
However the rest of the nations should not be forced into a political straightjacket at a time of ever-increasing global competition, of which to be successful requires an economy to be flexible, dynamic and burden-free.
When an American boxing journalist yelled out "Put him in a straightjacket", Tyson erupted again, threatening the writer.
"There's a misconception I took a break from Wigan because I was cracking up - I wasn't, I was never ill or in a straightjacket," Jewell added.
Despite being a high performing and prudent force, we're trapped in a financial straightjacket by Government restrictions on how we spend our money.
The Straightjacket Comedy group, which includes Todd and Keith Dickinson and Tom Bennett all from East Boldon are taking part in the London Super Shorts Film Festival this week.