It is revealed as the Procrustean bed which cramps us up until we ache inside.
Freethought has no procrustean bed upon which it may bring all of its constituency to one and the same size.
It forced violin playing into a Procrustean bed unsuited to its true nature and mission.
Too late to catch the Folkestone packet, his bed is in Boulogne—no bed of roses, but a couch of Procrustean.
Iron-bound, impersonal ethics, the procrustean bed of rules, he soon saw at their true value as the deification of averages.
They are too often broken outright on the Procrustean bed; they are probably always disfigured.
My purposes, my views, my beliefs were the Procrustean bed upon which every act of hers was measured.
Manacled, bound down by the fiery bands of his malady, he writhed, as upon a Procrustean bed.
On its Procrustean bed the stunted members of the race are racked; the giants are cut down.
But they had no right to tyrannise over others, and tie them down to their own procrustean bed.