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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 even jaywalked 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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Prim then walked into the bathroom and Sean started at her reflection in the mirror.
With the makings of a networking and marketing magnate, Prim could very well be making millions in his own start-up and/or be making his name both in the public sector and corporate world.
This example is taken from the first time Miss Prim meets a neighbor, Lorraine: "As she regained her sang froid, it struck her that Lorraine Koslowski might fall into yet a third category of neighbor: the wise, somewhat older woman who serves as both sidekick and foil.
At the same time, serving in the war increased the appeal of some men, as was the feeling of a recent enlistee who wrote to Prim Rose that "it may have been my imagination, as I am by no means a ladies' man, but I thought the girls seemed to regard me more approvingly than hitherto.
Maximiliano acabo fusilado en Queretaro, Carlota demente en los sesenta anos que le quedaban por vivir, Bazaine y el emperador de los franceses derrotados y humillados por los prusianos en la guerra de 1870, y el todopoderoso general Prim, asesinado en el trayecto del Congreso al Palacio de Buenavista frente a La Cibeles.
We'll return to Prims later in the year for special holiday projects.
JULY 24 Pueblo Chamber Hollydot Golf Prim Ivan (719)
Ade is worried about the disappearance of her son Frank and a reluctant Prim is press-ganged into looking for him.
Prim 'N' Proper, however, is still trading from its shop in Merthyr and online.
Norway's indie rock outfit Auden Prim will also be visiting and Stratford's own Dr Teeth Big Band will be taking over the venue for a lively evening of jump-jive and swing.
As she struggles with a prim grandmother and the death of her beloved mother, along with the taunts of a girl next door, Hattie discovers newfound courage to grow past her roots in this sequel to Hill Hawk Hattie, which even includes a dose of family mystery to spice an already-moving plot.
Dodge Ball War": Curls in her hair / A pretty dress / Bows, blue and red / Grab the ball / Fling it through the air / And knock her on the head // It's picture day / Shirts and shoes and ties / Running in circles / Getting all sweaty / Avoiding where the ball flies // We should stay neat / All prim and proper / But that would be a bore.
Longtime identity thief and meth addict Shay Kale Prim, 31, was sentenced Wednesday to 15 years in prison after a judge told him he deserves that much prison time for only one of his 44 new crimes - giving methamphetamine to a 15-year-old girl who is now in treatment.
And a recent television ad displays a Canadian actress, who reveals that she does not bare all (because of her prim Catholic upbringing) as the star of a new show featuring erotica in various forms.