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tight-arsed

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(US tight-assed)

Definition of tight-arsed in English:

adjective

informal
1Mean with money; miserly: I come from a family of tight-arsed bargain hunters firms can be liberal in spending money on equipment but tight-assed regarding people
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  • Some people are so tight-arsed - do they expect everything for nowt?
  • Too many people here are too tight-arsed to spend money on their car.
  • If, like me, you're sick of the hordes of tight-assed cruise visitors who for eight months of the year clog our buses, crash their mopeds and spend no money whatsoever in our stores, you may want to sit down.
2Inhibited, repressed, or excessively conventional: call us a tight-arsed nation, but the confessional culture doesn’t seem to do too well here a tight-assed good guy who believes himself so superior that he does not want to behave badly
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  • Aside from me, my sister and the staff, the only people in the gallery were an astoundingly tight arsed looking middle aged couple who strode round the gallery with a look of grim obligation.
  • There's a lot of real pain and hardship in this story, but whenever the tale gets too heavy, Townsend busts out one of Adrian's characteristic, tight-assed priggish observations about the world around him and just floors me.
  • If a group of bigots decides to foist its tight-assed views on the rest of the community as to what is deemed acceptable in movies, the theatre, or in print, they should be told to shove it, in no uncertain terms.

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