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run a tight ship

To keep a place, group, or organization very well-organized and operating efficiently. Jane sure ran a tight ship around here. The department has devolved into chaos without her leadership.
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run a tight ship

 and run a taut ship
to run a ship or an organization in an orderly and disciplined manner. (Taut and tight mean the same thing. Taut is correct nautical use.) The new office manager really runs a tight ship. Captain Jones is known for running a taut ship.
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run a tight ship

If you run a tight ship, you keep firm control of the way your business or organization is run, so that it is organized and efficient. Shaona was running a tight ship and didn't waste time on small talk. Andy is totally organized and totally confident. He runs a tight ship and he does a great job.
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run a tight ship

be very strict in managing an organization or operation.
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run a ˌtight ˈship

run an organization in a strict and efficient way: The boss runs a very tight ship and everybody is expected to work very hard.
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Yet such affection comes off as that much truer for its being embodied in so taut and eccentric a style; the visual puns, the formality in service of the inscrutable or daffy, and the weird shapes that finally resist a read together add up to something more reverent than what any more direct approach might accomplish.
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David is soon to load his taut sling with the rock that will fell the Philistine foe.
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Much of the left side of the dinosaur was relatively flattened, with skin drawn taut against ribs and other bones.
Pull the knot taut, close to your head, and wrap the ends around the bun, securing with pins.
The pleasure of reading is akin to hurtling toward a target, carried by the momentum of the plot and the taut description of character and scene.