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be as stiff as a ramrod

To have very erect posture. I've never seen Olivia slouch—she's always as stiff as a ramrod.
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be as stiff/straight as a ramrod

  (old-fashioned)
if someone is as stiff as a ramrod, they stand or sit with their back very straight and stiff At eighty-three, he's still as straight as a ramrod.
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ramrod

tv. to lead something; to act as the driving force behind something. Who is going to ramrod this project?