in a tight spot(redirected from in tight spots)
in a tight spot
In a particularly difficult or awkward situation, especially one that is not easy to escape from or resolve. Jeremy's found himself 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 if he doesn't clean up his act soon. I'm going to be in quite a tight spot if this loan isn't approved.
in a tight spotalso in a tough spot
in a difficult situation If there is a shortage of fuel, everyone who drives to work will be in a tight spot. Bob's in a tight spot right now because he has fallen behind in his work.Related vocabulary: in a bind