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good and proper(informal)
if someone does something good and proper, they do it completely and with a lot of force He warned me off good and proper after I kissed his girlfriend.
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.
good/right and proper
socially and morally acceptable There is a long-held assumption that motherhood is the right and proper path for a woman to take.