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a tight corner (or spot or place)

Definition of a tight corner or spot or place in English:

A difficult situation: her talent for talking her way out of tight corners
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  • My situation left me in a tight spot for consideration: lose a possibly extremely lucrative affair, or risk the permanent loss of my only daughter.
  • We're in a bit of a tight spot but we're going to have to go out and battle.
  • I understood perfectly well that I was in a tight spot.
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