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good and proper

1. Appropriate and acceptable, often socially. Don't cancel your meeting with him at the last meeting—that's not good and proper behavior.
2. With intensity. Mom scolded me good and proper after I ignored my chores yet again.
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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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ˌgood and ˈproper

(British English, spoken) completely; thoroughly: That’s messed things up good and proper.
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These two proper items have achieved a degree of popularity in some parishes with strong choral leadership.
The second is the great range of options or substitutions provided for nearly all of the major parts of the rite (both the Proper and the Ordinary of the Mass) that are articulated in the rubrics in LBW and the rubrics and comments in the Ministers Desk Edition as well as the explanatory material in the Manual on the Liturgy.