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 even jaywalked 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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References in classic literature ?
Otherwise, I must expect the crushing criticism, "Well, I dare say it 's all very prim and proper, but it is n't a bit like us," and never hope to arrive at the distinction of finding the covers of "An Old-Fashioned Girl" the dirtiest in the library.
Faring best is Julianne Moore as prim and proper antagonist Poppy while you'll never look at Elton John the same way again.
I can understand her unease at making chocolate brownies too close to her soiled smalls, but a prim and proper Tory supporter like her advocating the measuring out of white powder on a toilet seat is bound to leave many of her viewers puzzled.
UMA THURMAN poses for this year's prim and proper Pirelli calendar, wearing more clothes in one month than the models used to wear in the entire year.
Hot Flint John Flint is having a summer to remember and Prim And Proper, who won the mile handicap, was another advertisement for his training talents.
If you are the president of the country, you need to be prim and proper, almost, maging holy na ako.
Jessica, 32, who plays prim and proper Jenny Lee in the BBC1 show, was wearing her new engagement ring.
A source said: "Hugh is seen as perfect to play the prim and proper Henry, who attempts to keep Paddington on a straight path.
Here comes Kate Middleton with her perfect nose and coveted closet of peacoats, looking all prim and proper and polite, except it's just a well-manicured ruse.
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.
PRIM and proper is how we like our blouses this season.
Her prim and proper cousin Hero and Geena's best friend Amber are both working with Geena at Triple Shot Betty's for the summer.