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a pompous, self-satisfied, and inflexible person.
stuffed shirt
(informal) a pompous or formal person
stuffed shirt
An overly formal or pompous person, as in She’s such a stuffed shirt that I’m surprised you’d invite her to a barbecue. This expression alludes to a shirt filled with paper (instead of a real person). [ c. 1900 ]


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