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noun [countable] straitjacket pronunciation in British English /ˈstreɪtˌdʒækɪt/
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  1. 1
    a jacket with very long arms that can be tied behind the back of someone who is violent to stop them from harming anyone
  2. 2
    something that limits someone’s freedom to do something

    The company is now free from the straitjacket of government regulation.



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