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    • Join Date: May 2006
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    can you help me

    He complained that bringing his wife to parties rather cramps his style.
    Here , what is the meaning of the phrase cramp one’s style? Thank you

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    Re: can you help me

    To prevent someone from doing something freely, esp. something they enjoy.

    Restrict or prevent someone from free action or expression, as in It really cramps my style when Mom hovers around me while I'm making dinner.


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