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    #1

    'prim and proper'

    Dear teachers,

    Would you please tell me in which context can we find the expression 'prim and proper'?
    Would you have an example for me, please ?

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    Hela


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    #2

    Re: 'prim and proper'

    Hello
    'Prim and proper' describes someone who is very polite, formal and does things properly. They are usually neat and tidy. Think of Mary Poppins - she was very prim and proper.
    "The lady of the house was very prim and proper".
    Hope that helps

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