in a tight corner

in a tight corner

In a particularly difficult or awkward situation, especially one that is not easy to get out of. Jeremy's found himself in more tight corners since he left college than I care to recount. I just don't know what's going to become of that boy if he doesn't clean up his act soon. I'm going to be in quite a tight corner if this loan isn't approved.
See also: corner, tight

in a tight corner

Also, in a tight spot. See under in a bind.
See also: corner, tight

in a tight ˈcorner/ˈspot

(informal) in a very difficult situation: He’s in a bit of a tight spot at the moment. The bank has given him one week to find $2 000.
See also: corner, spot, tight
References in classic literature ?
Later on his meaning was illustrated more fully on a dark night in a tight corner during a dead on-shore gale.