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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishstraightjacketstraight‧jack‧et /ˈstreɪtˌdʒækɪt/ noun [countable]  x-refanother spelling of straitjacket
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straightjacketBut in practice, for the great majority of schools, the selection procedure acted as a straightjacket.It was like being in a straightjacket.The parliamentary straightjacket which the Labour Party had placed itself in was inimical to violent change.
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