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sit tight

Definition of sit tight

  1. 1 :  to not move or change position :  to stay where one is <Sit tight, I'll go get help.>

  2. 2 :  to not change one's situation :  to stay in the same situation <This isn't a good time to sell a house. Let's just sit tight and see if the market improves.>

Word by Word Definitions

  1. :  to rest on the buttocks or haunches

    :  perch, roost

    :  to occupy a place as a member of an official body

  1. :  the manner in which a garment fits

    :  an act or period of sitting

  1. :  having elements close together

    :  so close in structure as to prevent passage or escape (as of liquid, gas, or light) — compare lightproof, watertight

    :  fitting very close to the body

  1. :  fast, tightly, firmly

    :  in a sound manner :  soundly

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