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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.
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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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It also maneuvers nicely around corners and tight spots. Best of all, it folds flat for storage.
For easy cabin access in tight spots, there are electric sliding doors on both sides.
The EcoPro brush will allow users to cut in to tight spots and apply paint smoothly in the same fashion as all Purdy brushes.
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With his lack of acceleration in tight spots I am sure he would struggle in the Conference.
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When he is in tight spots he turns to Bogart for advice.