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.
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Sali Hughes, features editor at Elle Girl, is not surprised: "Teens are so critical of each other and aware of the need to look good, that if their parents are cramping their style with their awful clothes then they're going to find it annoying and embarrassing."
You can keep an eye on them while they are having their fun, and without cramping their style.
Manufacturers have no intention of cramping their style or cutting their profits by changing their techniques.
The Rugrat pack decide baby Dil is cramping their style so they take him back to the "hop-sickle" (hospital) using Tommy's dad's latest invention, the Reptar wagon - a kind of people carrier for tots.