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tight spot

noun phrase

A difficult situation; jam: I'm in a tight spot and would appreciate your help (1852+)

The Dictionary of American Slang, Fourth Edition by Barbara Ann Kipfer, PhD. and Robert L. Chapman, Ph.D.
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  • Of course, in my story, I invented a force-field——very handy when you're in a tight spot!

  • If there should be a tight spot between these two gears it will react disadvantageously on the magneto.

    Aviation Engines

    Victor Wilfred Pag
  • Baker was well aware he was in a tight spot, and one which he had deliberately created.

    The Great Gray Plague Raymond F. Jones
  • The pilots also spoke a good word for Jane, 171but she knew she was in a tight spot.

  • More than once, his enormous size and legendary strength had gotten them out of a tight spot.

    The Pirates of Shan Harold Leland Goodwin
  • A quiet voice brought him back from wild rage to a cool realization that he was in a tight spot.

  • He fought himself every waking hour, knowing that he had a weakness of becoming confused in a tight spot.

    Human Error Raymond F. Jones
  • The time tew pray is not when we are in a tight spot, but jist as soon as we git out ov it.

    Josh Billings on Ice

    Henry Wheeler Shaw
Idioms and Phrases with tight spot

tight spot

see under in a bind
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