A difficulty caused by too little time or space, or too little credit or funds. For example, It will be a tight squeeze to get there on time, or I don't know if the sofa will go through the door; it's a tight squeeze, or The company's in a tight squeeze because of poor cash flow. This idiom uses tight in the sense of “too narrow or constricted.” [c. 1900]
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How to use tight squeeze in a sentence
It was rather a tight squeeze for his broad shoulders, getting through the opening, but he managed it.
And then Nick Smithers gave the girl's hand a tight squeeze.From Farm to Fortune | Horatio Alger Jr.
It was a tight squeeze, but he inched his way out of the trap by using every ounce of strength at his command.Tight Squeeze | Dean Charles Ing
It was a tight squeeze, but every one of the sixty-eight girls managed to crowd into the room.Marjorie Dean College Freshman | Pauline Lester
Her hand shook as it clasped Glen's arm with a tight squeeze.The Sweep Winner | Nat Gould