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tight

  

      adj  
1    stretched or drawn so as not to be loose; taut  
a tight cord     
2    fitting or covering in a close manner  
a tight dress     
3    held, made, fixed, or closed firmly and securely  
a tight knot     
4   
a    of close and compact construction or organization, esp. so as to be impervious to water, air, etc.  
b    (in combination)  
watertight, airtight     
5    unyielding or stringent  
to keep a tight hold on resources     
6    cramped or constricted  
a tight fit     
7    mean or miserly  
8    difficult and problematic  
a tight situation     
9    hardly profitable  
a tight bargain     
10      (Economics)  
a    (of a commodity) difficult to obtain; in excess demand  
b    (of funds, money, etc.) difficult and expensive to borrow because of high demand or restrictive monetary policy  
c    (of markets) characterized by excess demand or scarcity with prices tending to rise  
   Compare       easy       8  
11    (of a match or game) very close or even  
12    (of a team or group, esp. of a pop group) playing well together, in a disciplined coordinated way  
13    Informal   drunk  
14    Informal   (of a person) showing tension  
15    Archaic or dialect   neat  
      adv  
16    in a close, firm, or secure way  
pull it tight     
17    sit tight  
a    to wait patiently; bide one's time  
b    to maintain one's position, stand, or opinion firmly  
18    sleep tight   to sleep soundly  
     (C14: probably variant of thight, from Old Norse thettr close; related to Middle High German dihte thick)  
  tightly      adv  
  tightness      n  


finger tight  
      adj   made as tight as possible by hand  
hug-me-tight  
      n   a woman's knitted jacket  
tight head  
      n     (Rugby)   the prop on the hooker's right in the front row of a scrum  
   Compare       loose head  
tight-lipped  
      adj  
1    reticent, secretive, or taciturn  
2    with the lips pressed tightly together, as through anger  
English Collins Dictionary - English Definition & Thesaurus  
Collaborative Dictionary     English Definition
exp.
expression used for letting someone know that he/she should prepare for a difficult or unpleasant upcoming event
exp.
work perfectly performed
When I asked the students to do their homework, they did a bang up job.
n.
a career advancement website based in Palo Alto, California, specializing in Job Search / Job Hunt.
[Comp.] "I found my job at employerism.com"
exp.
informal term used to describe the flab in the abdominal area rolling over tight clothes
from the resemblance with a muffin whose top exceeds the margins of the paper it is baked in
n.
innovation paradigm that assumes firms should use external ideas and/or external paths to market in their innovation process
[Tech.];[Bus.] word coined by Henry Chesbrough, who opposes this paradigm to the closed innovation one, where all the innovation process happens within the borders of the firm.
v.
A culture of internet only jobs has coined the phrase Wirk. Wirk simply means Internet Work. Internet work is defined by job opportunities that did not exist before the rise of the internet and furthermore the work is likely to be carried out over the internet and payment received for work undertaken via the internet. Wirk describes both full time and part time internet work. Because of the nature of Wirk and the ability for anyone that has internet connection to earn money from Wirk, it is currently more likely to be a part time occupation than full time. Paid Online Questionnaires, Content Writing, Search Marketing are all examples of Wirk.
This is a term rising in popularity
n.
the skillful art of eyeing and identifying employment arrangements, by either job seekers or the publishers of staffing vacancies.
[Bus.] Ex.: Jack was adept at employerism and thus was able to fill most of the job openings in his department in a relatively short period of time.

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