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tight spot (plural tight spots)

  1. (idiomatic) A difficult position.
    Synonyms: see Thesaurus:difficult situation
    • 1992 October 21, Murray Chass, “Jays Squeeze Out of Tight Spot Into a 2-1 Lead”, in The New York Times[1], →ISSN:
      Jays Squeeze Out of Tight Spot Into a 2-1 Lead [title]
    • 1997 August 14, Steven Greenhouse, “Pension Plan Puts Teamsters' Chief in Tight Spot”, in The New York Times[2], →ISSN:
      The company's proposal has placed Mr. Carey in a tight spot in the strike by 185,000 United Parcel workers.
  2. Used other than figuratively or idiomatically: see tight,‎ spot.

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