a tight corner

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a tight corner

A particularly difficult or awkward situation, especially one that is not easy to get out of. Your brother helped me out of a tight corner 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 corners since he left college than I care to recount. I just don't know what's going to become of that boy.
See also: corner, tight

a tight corner (or spot or place)

a difficult situation.
1994 Interzone The temptation to also invent some kind of magical McGuffin to get his hero out of a tight corner is something he works hard to avoid.
See also: corner, tight