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run a tight ship

 and run a taut ship
to run a ship or an organization in an orderly and disciplined manner. (Taut and tight mean the same thing. Taut is correct nautical use.) The new office manager really runs a tight ship. Captain Jones is known for running a taut ship.
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run a tight ship

to control a business or other organization firmly and effectively Ruth runs a tight ship and has no time for shirkers.
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The only difference is that the frame carrying the taut wires is separated from the mould, making it easier to operate the mechanism.
Making the bat-wing structure even more challenging is the requirement that the covering of this novel wing must remain taut and smooth at all times, Kudva says, unlike an umbrella's fabric, which becomes taut only when the apparatus is fully open.
You know, we reveal glistening, rippling, taut muscles.
Shot in 35-mm wide-screen, no less, the film is a taut, accelerated assemblage of bursts of scratch-on-film images that include both abstract shapes and brief sketches of a camera, fish, insects, plants, humans, numbers, letters and blocks of colour.
A veteran reporter for the Philadelphia Inquirer, Bowden has produced a taut narrative along the lines of Black Hawk Down, his absorbing re-creation of the Olympic Hotel battle in Mogadishu in October 1993.
Forni writes authoritatively and engagingly with taut narrative economy.
They tie a figure eight on a bight, then a taut line hitch and a single figure eight as a "keeper" knot.
Taut ADAPt ports with the universal seal provide surgeons the ability to perform laparoscopic procedures without torn seals, smudged cameras or the need for reducer caps.
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London, Dec 29 (ANI): Irina Shayk flaunted her enviable figure and taut stomach for a campaign with a German lingerie company.
AG Barr - whose pop outsells Coca-Cola in its native Scotland - has taken over Taut International, which sells Taut sports drinks, for pounds 1.
But Salonen is obviously having none of that: His account of the Eighth was no less speedy and taut than his reading of the Seventh -- or the Fifth, as heard last weekend in a program pairing it with Witold Lutoslawski's Fourth Symphony, a piece the Philharmonic virtually owns.
Scott Carey had been a handsome, comfortable American six-footer with a loving wife and a doting baby daughter when accidental radiation exposure created a freak irreversible metabolic reaction that causes him to shrink a seventh of an inch every day until he disappears altogether This taut, intense novel opens when he is only an inch tall and recounts in excruciating detail his relentless struggle for survival in an alienating, menacing and increasingly meaningless world.