cramp (one's) style

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cramp (one's) style

To inhibit or interfere with what one wants to do. Ugh, having a test on Monday is really cramping my style. I just want to party all weekend! My parents coming to stay with me this weekend is totally going to cramp my style. When am I supposed to get anything done?
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cramp someone's style

Fig. to limit someone in some way. I hope this doesn't cramp your style, but could you please not hum while you work? To ask Bob to keep regular hours would really be cramping his style.
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cramp someone's style

Restrict or prevent someone from free action or expression, as in It really cramps my style when Mom hovers around me while I'm making dinner. Although in 1819 Charles Lamb complained that using different inks cramped his style of writing, the present sense of this colloquial term dates only from the early 1900s.
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cramp someone's style

If someone or something cramps your style, they prevent you from behaving freely in the way that you want. You two relax and celebrate on your own. You don't want us oldies cramping your style. Like more and more women with good jobs, independent spirits and high standards, she believes marriage would cramp her style.
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cramp someone's style

prevent a person from acting freely or naturally. informal
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cramp somebody’s ˈstyle

prevent somebody from doing something freely, or living as they want: She thinks that being seen with her parents cramps her style.Are you sure you don’t mind me coming along? I’d hate to cramp your style!
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cramp (one's) style

To restrict or prevent from free action or expression.
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Pietersen's Stars and Gayle's Renegades should go well early but Aussie ODI call-ups may cramp their style in later rounds and also undermine the Sixers, Adelaide, Brisbane and Hobart.
It may cramp their style a little, but it will save them a lot of money, the NHS the same.
Villa's goals tally is also more favourable on opposition territory where they have scored 15 times compared to 10 at home - and Davies feels away teams deliberately cramp their style.
People fear working with me because they see me as an amateur and think I might cramp their style.
Sir Alex commands the respect of his players and I suspect he didn't want to cramp their style.
Most said they felt their partner would cramp their style.