prunes and prisms

plural noun

Definition of prunes and prisms

: affected, primly precise, or priggish speech or behavior go atiptoe and talk prunes and prisms— C. G. D. Roberts their prunes and prisms young daughters— Bruce Marshall

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“Prunes and prisms.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/prunes%20and%20prisms. Accessed 22 Sep. 2020.

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