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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
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I've been in a few tight corners but nothing tighter than that.
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.
From the moment Lorraine arrives, she is under KGB surveillance and has to fight her way out of a series of tight corners.
He said Motorbike Ambulance Service will help reach the patients in narrow streets and tight corners.
And even when you're coming out of quite tight corners, these cars pick up so quickly that you're on the limiter in top gear in no time - and you stay there watching the trees fly by
It is easy to run, gets in and out of tight corners, has low operating cost, and has the high quality of the Ford tractor throughout.
Jack 35T(Al-Body) With Internal Relief Valve To Prevent Overloading,Machined Flat Front&Bottom Surfaces To Permit Flush Aligment In Tight Corners,Chrome Plated Plungers,In Built Hand Pump With Pumping Handle,Jack Should Be Work On All Directional Both Vertical&Horizontal Qty: 5 No 2)Hyd.
There isn't a lot of space, especially for the bigger horses as the ground is so dry, so it's very slippy and easy for them to lose their back ends and fall over around the tight corners.
Located in his backyard in Garden Grove, CA, she is a beautiful mistress: beautiful face, tight corners and steep side walls.
Navigates very tight corners with wheel and plain bend options
In this case, the "experts" have disregarded the tight corners, overloaded junctions and congestion delays on adjacent roads.
The vehicle has front-wheel drive and steering to easily maneuver in tight corners and narrow aisles; a hydraulic high dump and retractable hopper for safe handling and fast dumping; dust-free filters with a multifrequency shaker; and retractable, spring-loaded side brooms and rugged steel guards that minimize the risk of machine damage due to impacts.
The vehicle has front-wheel drive and steering to easily maneuver in tight corners and narrow aisles; a hydraulic high dump and retractable hopper for safe handling and fast dumping; dust-free filters with a multi-frequency shaker; and retractable, spring-loaded side brooms and rugged steel guards that minimize the risk of machine damage due to impacts.
The Durham circuit - the fifth of 10 rounds in the series - is notorious for being one of the toughest courses due to the hard cobble climbs, narrow streets and tight corners which form part of the route.