tight spot

a tight spot

A particularly difficult or awkward situation, especially one that is not easy to get out of; a jam. You're brother helped me out of a tight spot 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 spots since he left college than I care to recount. I just don't know what's going to become of that boy.
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tight spot

see under in a bind.
See also: spot, tight

tight spot

n. a difficulty. Sure, I like helping people out of tight spots as long as it doesn’t cost me any money.
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They managed to carefully free the trapped bird from the tight spot and took it back to their wildlife and animal rescue centre, but it did not emerge unscathed.
Summary: Islamabad [Pakistan], Mar 2 (ANI): Actor Priyanka Chopra Jonas has found herself in the tight spot after she cheered for war in a recent tweet when tensions were running high between India and Pakistan, which has upset her fans in Pakistan.
I found myself in a tight spot several minutes before, as his wife, Nilly, escorted me in and casually asked if I had read the whole book.
Backed to a tight spot, the Lady Tamaraws retaliated with five unanswered points with Heather Guino-o's ace giving FEU a 13-10 lead.
Summary: She maneuvers the vehicle from a tight spot on the road
Robert is also in a tight spot of his own making, and as his hearing looms large, he's concerned about spending time in jail.
Summary: Dalic's team are in tight spot after squandering many chances at home
Conveniently, this washcloth features a tight spot pocket for hard to reach areas and a hang loop for easy storage.
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Jackie Chan is the most impressive special effect in the film as he leaps, pirouettes, kicks and punches his way out of every tight spot aided by Owen Wilson as hapless train robber Roy O'Bannon.
The Harish Rawat- government, however, found itself in a tight spot after the suicide on September 19.
Standing in such a tight spot, it's possible the program won't be aired during the coming holy month.
In a statement, Mr Balls said: "Ten days ago, I turned our car round in a tight spot in the private drive beside the Labour rooms in Morley.
Arab NewsThis is with reference to the article by Salahuddin Haider "Sharif in a tight spot over Musharraf trial" (Jan.
A YOUNG Muntjac deer was found in a tight spot after getting stuck in metal railings.