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How to use tight spot in a sentence
In “The Crucified Priest,” the wife of a master carver and her cleric paramour are caught on a tight spot.Read This and Blush: Naughty Medieval French Tales | Yunte Huang | June 13, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
The natural instinct is to seek some sort of swing mechanism that can get them out of a tight spot in the labor market.
If there should be a tight spot between these two gears it will react disadvantageously on the magneto.Aviation Engines | Victor Wilfred Pag
They might be in a tight spot but she had confidence that the angular, capable cowboy would be able to pull them through.Janet Hardy in Radio City | Ruthe S. Wheeler
One of mine was something I had said about Lyndon a long time ago—that he's a good man in a tight spot.Warren Commission (5 of 26): Hearings Vol. V (of 15) | The President's Commission on the Assassination of President Kennedy