in a tight corner

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in a (tight) corner

In a particularly difficult or awkward situation, especially one that is not easy to get out of. Jeremy's found himself in more tight corners 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 corner if this loan isn't approved.
See also: corner

in a tight corner

Also, in a tight spot. See under in a bind.
See also: corner, tight

in a tight ˈcorner/ˈspot

(informal) in a very difficult situation: He’s in a bit of a tight spot at the moment. The bank has given him one week to find $2 000.
See also: corner, spot, tight
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The feature-based CAD/CAM delivers the Curly Corner Toolpath, which allows high speeds to be maintained with a more consistent cutter load, by using a trochoid path through slots and in tight corners. This new toolpath controls the width of cut in sharp corners and slots where the amount of material removal can place a huge load on the cutter, and sharp transitions in cutter direction are eliminated allowing the cutter to maintain a consistent load and speed through corners and slots.
FeatureCAM 2005 delivers the Curly Corner Toolpath, which allows high speeds to be maintained with a more consistent cutter load using a trochoid path through slots and in tight corners. The feature controls the width of cut in sharp corners and slots where the amount of material removal can place a huge load on the cutter.