tight ship

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Noun[edit]

tight ship (plural tight ships)

  1. (idiomatic) a well-organized and highly disciplined organization
    • 2015 February 23, “Oscars 2015: 10 things we learned”, in The Guardian (London)[1]:
      I know your agent’s third cousin really wanted to hear their name, but the Oscar show producers run a tight ship, yes-sir-Bob.

Usage notes[edit]

  • Generally in the form "to run a tight ship".

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