in a tight corner

idiom
Updated on: 15 Nov 2017

Definition of in a tight corner

: in a bad position
  • The city is in a tight corner financially.

Word by Word Definitions

tight play
  1. : having elements close together

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

  3. : fitting very close to the body

  1. : fast, tightly, firmly

  2. : in a sound manner : soundly

corner play
  1. : the point where converging lines, edges, or sides meet : angle

  2. : the place of intersection of two streets or roads

  3. : a piece designed to form, mark, or protect a corner

  1. : situated at a corner

  2. : used or fitted for use in or on a corner

  1. : to drive into a corner

  2. : to catch and hold the attention of especially to force an interview

  3. : to get a corner on


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