prim and proper

prim and proper

Having very traditional, morally conservative beliefs and behavior. I've never dated someone who is so prim and proper before. I'm not sure how he's going react when he meets my family! She's so prim and proper that I bet she's never done anything so bad as having a glass of wine before.
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prim and ˈproper

(of a person) very correctly behaved and easily shocked by anything that is rude: Don’t invite her to the party. She’s so 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.
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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.
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You guys talk about being prim and proper, but that's not me,'' Toney said to reporters last week.
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