tight squeeze

noun

: a situation in which people or things are very crowded together
It'll be a tight squeeze, but we can all fit in one car.

Examples of tight squeeze in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web If a 90-minute window seems like a tight squeeze for all the action that’s been promised — not to mention the participants who haven’t been publicly revealed yet — Collins vows the run of show is crisp and tight. Brian McCollum, Detroit Free Press, 10 June 2024 Julie asks Jake to keep it a secret, which is met with a light kiss, a tight squeeze, and a resolve to get Mama Jay out for being hostile. Lisa Kwon, Vulture, 10 Jan. 2024 The defense also maintained its tight squeeze on UNCW’s shooters, who connected on only 22.2% (2-for-9) of their 3-pointers and went 5:16 without a point. Edward Lee, Baltimore Sun, 10 Mar. 2024 The jacket runs slightly small and has a slim fit, so anything more than a sweatshirt underneath might feel like a tight squeeze. Michelle Rostamian, Peoplemag, 12 Jan. 2024 What to Consider The pockets aren’t deep, so bulkier items can make for a tight squeeze. Amanda Ogle, Travel + Leisure, 28 July 2023 Cons Six people would likely be a tight squeeze in this hot tub — its realistic occupancy is probably closed to four adults. Camryn Rabideau, Peoplemag, 27 July 2023 McPherson wrapped each mother, father or sibling in a tight squeeze when their name was called to accept their graduation certificate. Karina Elwood, Washington Post, 24 June 2023 This low-slung camp loveseat engulfs you in a soft, cushioned seat that’s roomy enough to fit two adults without being a tight squeeze. Katherine Englishman, Parents, 20 June 2023

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“Tight squeeze.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tight%20squeeze. Accessed 23 Jun. 2024.

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