prunes and prisms

plural noun

: affected, primly precise, or priggish speech or behavior
go atiptoe and talk prunes and prismsC. G. D. Roberts
their prunes and prisms young daughtersBruce Marshall

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“Prunes and prisms.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Jul. 2024.

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