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1. mod. stingy. She’s really tight with her cash.
2. mod. alcohol intoxicated. Frank was tight and didn’t want to drive.
3. mod. stressful; with little margin for error. When the schedule is tight and we are busy as all get out, the telephone won’t stop ringing.
4. mod. cool; super. His new car is tight!
5. mod. close to someone; friendly with someone. Those two are really tight. True buds.
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Should there be tighter controls on ownership of so-called "dangerous dogs"?
Yesterday was a quiet day for sovereigns, with spreads grinding tighter on low volumes," Markit said.
The weakness was due to new capacity additions amid poor demand and potential cost increases from tighter environmental regulations, the IEA, which advises 28 industrialised countries, said in its medium term oil market report.
Dear reader, IT sounds like you have phimosis, a condition where the foreskin progressively gets tighter.
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According to The Associated Press, the proposed law would require more security checks of airport staff and tighter rules for access to some airport areas.
Today's engineered wall systems are usually designed to provide more insulation, a tighter building envelope, and a stronger wall than a stick-framed building.
Tighter control reportedly cuts down on short shots and scrap generation.
In 1972, the government cracks down with mass arrests and tighter restrictions.
A number of traders and processors expect to see 2005 to be a continuation of the strong 2004 nonferrous market, with some metals in even tighter supply.
Neither process was satisfactory to maintain the companies" continually tighter quality standards.
Rose had a big beehive hairdo, a nice face, and a great figure, which she showed off to good effect in tight sweaters, tighter pants and spiked heels.
Math and science are being lost on the youth of today; literature is fruitfully discussed only in tighter and tighter intellectual circles.
FREE legal aid for vulnerable people is in danger of being axed because of tighter budget controls,North Wales law firms have warned.