in a tight corner/spot
in a tight spot
In a particularly difficult or awkward situation, especially one that is not easy to escape from or resolve. Jeremy's found himself 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 if he doesn't clean up his act soon. I'm going to be in quite a tight spot if this loan isn't approved.
in a tight corner
Also, in a tight spot. See under in a bind.