- (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
- Used other than with a figurative or idiomatic meaning: see tight, spot.