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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.
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tight spot

n. a difficulty. Sure, I like helping people out of tight spots as long as it doesn’t cost me any money.
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The model will feature ProPilot Park, allowing autonomous manoeuvring into tight spots.
Capable of moving 12,000-pound loads into tight spots, the 9400 sideloader narrow aisle lift truck is ideal for maneuvering materials such as bar stock, tubing, laminate and plywood sheets.
This new, compact filter is claimed to provide the most efficient filtration Donaldson has to offer, In a size that fits into tight spots where superior filtration was previously not possible.
This feature is especially helpful in tight spots or pits.
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The ultra-low-profile 40" (1,016 mm) diameter Flo-Thru Vibroscreen[R] sifter features a flat dust cover that fits tight spots between storage and process equipment.
When tightening nuts, workers often face obstacles such as tight spots or housings that may interfere with the swing of a wrench.
It also maneuvers nicely around corners and tight spots.
For easy cabin access in tight spots, there are electric sliding doors on both sides.
The EcoPro brush will allow users to cut in to tight spots and apply paint smoothly in the same fashion as all Purdy brushes.
They are also designed to make working in tight spots much easier, as well as encouraging everyone to wear protective clothing at all times during projects.
With his lack of acceleration in tight spots I am sure he would struggle in the Conference.
The 3 1/2" mirror polished stainless steel blade has a strong guthook to get into those tight spots that field dressing requires.
A low profile housing allows for easy access in tight spots, the company says.
Mechanics, now that you've finished cleaning and washing your bird, how do you get excess water out of those tight spots and hard-to-reach places?