(as) stiff as a ramrod(redirected from stiff as ramrods)
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(as) stiff as a ramrod
Very straight, rigid, or inflexible. Used to describe someone's physical posture or demeanor. The whole class sat in their chairs as stiff as ramrods during the principal's lecture. He stood as stiff as a ramrod after his name was called, too nervous to move.
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