tight spot

a tight spot

A particularly difficult or awkward situation, especially one that is not easy to get out of; a jam. You're brother helped me out of a tight spot 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 spots since he left college than I care to recount. I just don't know what's going to become of that boy.
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tight spot

see under in a bind.
See also: spot, tight

tight spot

n. a difficulty. Sure, I like helping people out of tight spots as long as it doesn’t cost me any money.
See also: spot, tight
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DRAMA When the movers and shakers of Tinseltown find themselves in a tight spot, there's only one man to call - Ray Donovan.
Jackie Chan is the most impressive special effect in the film as he leaps, pirouettes, kicks and punches his way out of every tight spot aided by Owen Wilson as hapless train robber Roy O'Bannon.
Watching matches when the team is in a tight spot is the worst thing in the world for me.
It's time to admit we're nearing the last straw In a suchlike scenario ourselves right here, We must sit up and rekindle the search for light, Though it feels bad, this is not an unheard of tight Spot, what's the standard procedure for someone who Wakes up and notices they're in this common plight?
We were in such a tight spot financially because she was a public school teacher raising two kids.
The Harish Rawat- government, however, found itself in a tight spot after the suicide on September 19.
The BJP-led NDA government was placed in a tight spot over its reluctance to hold a discussion on the issue even after the motion was admitted by the presiding officer.
Standing in such a tight spot, it's possible the program won't be aired during the coming holy month.
The Shadow Chancellor said he did not know he had pranged a black Peugeot 306 when he manoeuvred out of a tight spot but did admit bumpers had touched.
In a statement, Mr Balls said: "Ten days ago, I turned our car round in a tight spot in the private drive beside the Labour rooms in Morley.
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But it wasn't the first time in the match that the Evans family had helped the Bears out of a tight spot.
A BRIT OF A TIGHT SPOT I E THER someon ' e's gi give ven Britney B Spears the world n d's ds EITHER someone's given world's worst wedgie or she's returned to her hillbilly best.
A YOUNG Muntjac deer was found in a tight spot after getting stuck in metal railings.
There was a party of six on an open speedboat style vessel, when it got into a tight spot at Rhos Colyn.