prim and proper

prim and proper

someone who is prim and proper behaves in a very formal and correct way and is easily shocked by anything rude I can't quite imagine Ellen drinking pints of beer - she's very prim and proper.
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To which our prim and proper lady replied: "I see, so you're the bin substitute, I suppose it saves him having to take it out.
Jessica, 32, who plays prim and proper Jenny Lee in the BBC1 show, was wearing her new engagement ring.
He plays a bad boy holiday camp dance teacher who falls for Jennifer Grey's prim and proper daddy's girl.
While in the mile handicap, Prim And Proper touched 1.
A source said: "Hugh is seen as perfect to play the prim and proper Henry, who attempts to keep Paddington on a straight path.
TRACY Flick is a smart, prim and proper student who is having an affair with a tutor at her school.
Think seductive secretary meets prim and proper for a style that is best summed up by Christina Hendricks in Mad Men.
Unthinkably, Scott resists her flirtations and begins a tender romance with the school''s prim and proper teacher, Amy Squirrel (Lucy Punch).
I notice you mentioned a company that specialises in high-end shower curtains a few weeks ago and while I'm after something of good quality, the designs were a bit too prim and proper for my liking.
Lace is a great trend to work in to your plus size fashion (pageSize=20) spring summer wardrobe, from prim and proper white to risque red and bad-girl black, we're having a love-in with lace.
Lace is a great trend to work in to your plus size fashion spring summer wardrobe, from prim and proper white to risque red and bad-girl black, we're having a love-in with lace.
PRIM and proper is how we like our blouses this season.
Jennie, 54, who shed her prim and proper image in the I'm A Celebrity jungle, impersonates the one-time punk princess - who is six years her senior - on Celebrity Stars in Their Eyes on Saturday.
You guys talk about being prim and proper, but that's not me,'' Toney said to reporters last week.
Chico said: 'I had seen electricity and TV before, but what struck me was how clean everything was and how prim and proper everyone was dressed.