cramp (one's) style

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cramp (one's) style

To inhibit or interfere with what one wants to do. Ugh, having a test on Monday is really cramping my style. I just want to party all weekend! My parents coming to stay with me this weekend is totally going to cramp my style. When am I supposed to get anything done?
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cramp someone's style

Fig. to limit someone in some way. I hope this doesn't cramp your style, but could you please not hum while you work? To ask Bob to keep regular hours would really be cramping his style.
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cramp someone's style

Restrict or prevent someone from free action or expression, as in It really cramps my style when Mom hovers around me while I'm making dinner. Although in 1819 Charles Lamb complained that using different inks cramped his style of writing, the present sense of this colloquial term dates only from the early 1900s.
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cramp someone's style

If someone or something cramps your style, they prevent you from behaving freely in the way that you want. You two relax and celebrate on your own. You don't want us oldies cramping your style. Like more and more women with good jobs, independent spirits and high standards, she believes marriage would cramp her style.
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cramp someone's style

prevent a person from acting freely or naturally. informal
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cramp somebody’s ˈstyle

prevent somebody from doing something freely, or living as they want: She thinks that being seen with her parents cramps her style.Are you sure you don’t mind me coming along? I’d hate to cramp your style!
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cramp (one's) style

To restrict or prevent from free action or expression.
See also: cramp, style
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Stuart's friends include the depressed Wade (Nate Torrence) who just separated from his wife, and Kives (Kevin Weisman) who doesn't let being in a wheelchair cramp his style with the opposite sex.
Meanwhile, Peter continues to try to make Rob's life as uncomfortable as possible, and he knows one of the best ways is having Tracy cramp his style, so he tells Rob he should have her move in with him.
Luckily for Foul, this wouldn't cramp his style since Aldi doesn't actually stock anything you'd want to eat in the first place, a fact made all the more remarkable by his going on the record as saying "the bottom end of the market is not that attractive to us".
He's a bit down about it because it's really going to cramp his style to have his little brother in his spare room," the Daily Star quoted a pal as saying.
If he's genuine, he won't mind coming to see you and it shouldn't cramp his style if your mum or dad meets him too.
This slightly longer trip in conjunction with fast ground will not cramp his style in the EBF - Double Trigger Maiden Stakes.
The only thing that can cramp his style is pedestrian screenwriting.
When asked if making the move into the corporate environment would cramp his style, the serial entrepreneur replied with a laugh, "No, no.
With a bit of cut in the ground unlikely to cramp his style, Greenwich Meantime has plenty going for him in his quest to land another big staying prize.
Speaking from his home in Aberdeenshire, Mr Salmond added that being in a minority would not cramp his style.
J-Lo tried not to cramp his style, but she was always thinking he was up to no good the moment he was out of her sight.
Political correctness doesn't cramp his style at all.
They were able to tell me how to cramp his style and it worked a treat.
And his odd outfit didn't cramp his style - PJ Diddy (as he shall now be known) and his rap pal Timbaland stayed up partying until the wee small hours.