a tight squeeze

a tight squeeze

If something is a tight squeeze, there is very little room for the people or things in a place. Six people can fit comfortably around this table. Seven is a tight squeeze. The rooms are luxurious and comfortable, although the bathrooms are a tight squeeze.
See also: squeeze, tight

a ˌtight ˈsqueeze

a situation where you do not have much space to put things in: We managed to get all the luggage in the car but it was a tight squeeze.
See also: squeeze, tight
References in classic literature ?
In spite of the enlargement of the entrance we had made, it was still a tight squeeze for us to get in.
And it was a tight squeeze for the skipper - the huge vessel is 377 yards long and 44 yards wide.
The only imperfection is that it's a tight squeeze - a trap set intentionally by bride-to-be Danette Jennings.
It was a tight squeeze to get the strip in place," CMM operator Steve Carbary recalls.
Shafts measure about two feet wide, offering adults a tight squeeze, she notes.