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uptight

mod. anxious. Dave always seems uptight about something.
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explains how to deal with an anxious or uptight boss, parent, spouse, or intimate partner.
Mary Class (Jenny McCarthy) is an uptight, highly driven marketing executive who has no time for the holidays, until she is called home to help her heart-attack-stricken father -- who just happens to be Santa Claus (George Wendt) -- in ``Santa Baby.
My father was very supportive of me as a musician, but any daddy is going to be a bit uptight with his little girl.
I can understand you being uptight over Rooney, but the rest of your rantings are pathetic.
His student, Gudrun Bojesen (from the Royal Danish Ballet), had a perky exuberance, and Deirdre Chapman (from The Royal Ballet) as the pianist/accomplice projected an uptight authority from her first stiff-legged walk.
Indeed, his new gestural paintings have a fresher, freer, more expansive, devil-may-care look than his earlier works, which appear labored and uptight in comparison.
At Eglin AFB, Florida, test manager Maura Phillips is attracted to uptight Deputy Commander for Operations Colonel Jake McAllister.
They are Canon Rampling, an upright and uptight clergyman, and his companion Warden Tidy, and the demanding, imperious Mrs.
We live in a looser, less uptight America thanks to the antics of San Francisco's Diggers, New York's Fugs, and every anonymous longhair in between.
Internationally, outstanding films included France's enchanting yet bizarre The Man without a Head capturing the love life of a headless bachelor; Slovenia's poignant (A) Torsion, where a sick cow unites a choir of refugees during the siege of Sarajevo; and the German comedy (no, that's not a typo) Meine Eltern, where a teenage girl pretends to her boyfriend that her uptight folks are cool and liberated.
That's why it comes equipped with a leaf spring system to help open it to the pop-up, TOW load, uptight and full-open positions.
Apparently the school principal is depicted as "homophobic" and the school board chairwoman as "morally uptight.
On one occasion I was so uptight that I stormed into the dressing room to drag him out of the shower.
I have never chosen to preach on the Pastorals, feeling that they feed a legalizing, overly controlled, uptight way of faith.
I look like Edna from Emmerdale,'' admitted Lesley, who plays the uptight and lonely Miss Prothero in Alan Bennett's A Visit From Miss Prothero - one of two Bennett plays making up Office Suite.