tight spot

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tight spot (plural tight spots)

  1. (idiomatic) A difficult position.
    "The company's proposal has placed Mr. Carey in a tight spot in the strike" - st/fullpage.html?res=9405E2D9173FF937A2575BC0A961958260 New York Times, 1997
    "Jays Squeeze Out of Tight Spot Into a 2-1 Lead." - New York Times, 1992
  2. Used other than with a figurative or idiomatic meaning: see tight,‎ spot.