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tight ship

A well-managed organization, as in The camp director runs a tight ship. This metaphoric term alludes to a ship in which the ropes are taut and by extension the ship is strictly managed. [Second half of 1900s]
See also: ship, tight

tight ship

A well-managed and efficient business, household, or organization: We run a tight ship.
See also: ship, tight
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In leadership you do have to run a tight ship and make sure everything is properly co-ordinated.
If you're an entrepreneur, hire a decent ops guy and let the operations person run the tight ship.
He had lost an arm during the war but he ran a tight ship, and we did as we were told and didn't argue.
It is really a guide for the many paraprofessionals who are now running tight ship libraries concentrating on the storage and retrieval of books.
We want assurances that you will run a tight ship -a very tight ship.
I expect Roy to run a tight ship at Anfield - there'll be none of that binge buying of Spanish-speaking full-backs that his predecessor Rafa Benitez used to go in for.
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Award-winning director Mani Ratnam ran a tight ship during the filming of Raavan and his celebrity troop uAbishek Bachchan, Aishwarya Rai and Vikram u is fiercely protective of their leader.
During his tenure in charge, Jenkins has worked a tight ship and helped implement a policy which has seen Dragons coach Paul Turner bring through a number of home-grown players.
Sister' speaks to me of compassionate no nonsense, of someone who runs a tight ship, knows how to do bed corners and washes her hands with regularity.
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We have a very good staff pupil ratio and run a tight ship in terms of supervision of pupils.