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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And that means they also fall under the umbrella of programs most likely to get the axe when state and federal budgets are tight.
Because of the thinness of the air, there is a very tight margin between the correct and incorrect airspeeds, as little as 50 mph.
Weirich said whenever she saw Fox, she was wearing something too tight.
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"It's always the way with them," sighed Miss Grains, who suffered from a complication of romantic tendency and very tight stays.The Pit Town Coronet, Volume I (of 3)|Charles James Wills
His boyish suspenders had been put away in favor of a belt, which was tight-drawn about his slim waist.The Bondboy|George W. (George Washington) Ogden
She took to staring out across the grounds again, and one hand drew up slowly till it was doubled into a tight-shut little fist.Raw Gold|Bertrand W. Sinclair
It is a very simple plan, and will be perfectly tight; it is by restoring an equilibrium on both sides of the piston.Life of Richard Trevithick, Volume II (of 2)|Francis Trevithick
As long as an emergency truck could squeeze through at moderate speed, that was enough.Fee of the Frontier|Horace Brown Fyfe