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tight

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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It is also by far the tightest 10-year funding spread for a long-dated issue for an Asian issuer with the 20 year USD issue pricing roughly 25 bps (over mid swaps) and 22.5 bps (on an ASW basis) of a new 10 year level.
RACY: The Mitsubishi Warrior will have the tightest turning circle of any four-wheel-drive vehicle in its class
Home Office Minister Caroline Flint said the UK's licensing system remained one of 'the tightest in the world'.
These flexible microstrip connectors (FMC) are designed for PCB applications in the tightest spaces.
* Inside the RNC: On September 1 eleven demonstrators, mostly from ACT UP New York and ACT UP Philadelphia, disrupted the Republican youth convention on the floor of Madison Square Garden, despite the tightest security at a political convention in U.S.
For instance, the quasars' spectra place the tightest limits to date on the mass of elementary particles called neutrinos.
As well as its robust chasses and torsion-rigid forks, the EPT20 has been designed to manoeuvre easily in the tightest of spaces.
Similarly, Harvard researcher Edward Glaeser concluded that in the tightest housing markets in the country, "zoning and other land-use controls play the dominant role in making housing expensive...."
Taipei, Seoul and Narita (Tokyo) were experiencing the tightest conditions, and Hong Kong was also enduring heavy traffic, said Trans Global Logistics (tglogistics.net), a Hong Kong-based logistics company.
Dickey, Villard Books, May 2003 $13.95, ISBN 0-375-76130-6 The celebrity stylist whose clients include Alicia Keys and Naomi Campbell, as well as Sarah Jessica Parker and Minnie Driver, offers a comprehensive guide for all non-straight hair--from the tightest of curls to the bounciest of waves.
Q Investment casting maintains the tightest tolerances among all casting processes.
The NovaScan 2020 Copper technology is used in combination with Applied Materials' existing on-board monitoring tools, the iScan and FullScan systems, which precisely control overpolishing and measure copper film thickness, to provide the tightest possible wafer-to-wafer control.
The single head design and small footprint of the EZ-100HSX allows the machine to fit into the tightest of spaces.
Panasonic's new compact PT-D7600U SXGA and PT-D7500U XGA projectors, designed for large-venue applications, weigh in at 43.6 pounds, making them the tightest three-chip DLP systems projectors.
The highly maneuverable scrubber can adequately handle uneven or grouted floors and picks up water even in the tightest turns.