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a tight corner

A particularly difficult or awkward situation, especially one that is not easy to get out of. Your brother helped me out of a tight corner 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 corners since he left college than I care to recount. I just don't know what's going to become of that boy.
See also: corner, tight

a tight corner (or spot or place)

a difficult situation.
1994 Interzone The temptation to also invent some kind of magical McGuffin to get his hero out of a tight corner is something he works hard to avoid.
See also: corner, tight
References in classic literature ?
Later on his meaning was illustrated more fully on a dark night in a tight corner during a dead on-shore gale.
Then they would argue so jollily, and once or twice she had him in quite a tight corner, but as soon as he grew really serious, she gave in.
I've been in a few tight corners but nothing tighter than that.
Yes, BMW are in a tight corner. And, frankly, the tighter the better.
We have a vast university with its patrons alongside the townspeople to cater for who have been condensed into a tight corner of the town.
WHEN ex-Scots Guard Gerry Smith got into a tight corner with his beloved bearskin he never thought he'd end up travelling nearly 5,000 miles to find a solution.
Bolton fan Amir Khan is hoping his heroes can fight their way out of a tight corner to ensure the club's first overseas adventure is not their last.
He was trying to negotiate a tight corner when his 30ft flatbed lorry got trapped under a barrier on the edge of the southern car park.
The dustcart driver, Mr Mark Rutter, aged 26, from Sutton Coldfield, claimed the car drove into his vehicle as he reversed round a tight corner.
Teams who cheat the drop are usually saved by their ability to rustle up important goals when they are in a tight corner.
Ben Smith's second hundred in successive Frizzell County Championship matches guided Worcestershire out of a tight corner after a collapse to 121 for seven on the third day against Durham at New Road.
TIGHT CORNER Rachel wearing some of her trademark revealing dresses on Countdown
Going 100mph into a tight corner invokes a true sense of foreboding.
TIGHT CORNER J Rachel wearing some of her trademark revealing dresses on Countdown
SADDAM Hussein is a hard man, but a master of soft diplomacy in a tight corner.