a tight spot


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a tight spot

A particularly difficult or awkward situation, especially one that is not easy to get out of; a jam. You're brother helped me out of a tight spot when I was out of work a few years back, so I'm more than happy to lend him a hand now. Jeremy's been in more tight spots since he left college than I care to recount. I just don't know what's going to become of that boy.
See also: spot, tight