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  • adjective Somewhat tight.


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tight +‎ -ish


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  • It will need to be on a tightish budget, and I'd prefer to avoid an organised tour.

    Ask Tom - your travel dilemmas answered Tom Hall 2010

  • The Vancouver bits are either blue screen or "tightish inserts".

    Behind the Scenes Footage From The Imaginarium of Dr. Parnassus | /Film 2009

  • Given the tightish links between the Anglosphere Lodges - it gives a sense on an organisation with deep roots and secrets.

    Cheeseburger Gothic » Exciting little challenge. 2009

  • Being buttoned up in a tightish blue surtout, with a buff waistcoat and gray trousers, he had something of a military air, but he announced himself at the Crozier (the orthodox hotel, where he put up with a portmanteau) as an idle dog who lived upon his means; and he farther announced that he had a mind to take

    The Mystery of Edwin Drood 2007

  • The term "breastblogging" had nothing to do with Clinton - it's apparently just a word for the condemnable, anti-feminist act of showing a woman in a tightish t-shirt on a blog.

    Please... Ann Althouse 2006

  • I've always previously kept my most deeply held beliefs under a tightish rein - because it's a secular forum, so I have never felt it that appropriate to come right out and say 'hey, I'm a Christian, I really do believe this stuff'.

    Dust and bones Sam Norton 2005

  • Toni, who I'm now more certain than ever is ideally suited to him, showed up (and she's not a tiny woman - I'd put her at a size 10 or 12 - healthy sized and buxom) in a tightish sparkly Eiffle tower shirt and a sequined blue skirt that barely covered her ass.

    Tales of the Journey Part 2 sidewinder 2002

  • They are clothed in cotton or silk from the ankles to the throat, and the men, even in the undress of their own homes, usually wear the sarong, a picturesque tightish petticoat, consisting of a wide piece of stuff kept on by a very ingenious knot.

    The Golden Chersonese and the way thither Isabella Lucy 2004

  • He chose a tightish perimeter which allowed each platoon commander to place two sections covering open ground to his front, and held back the third section in depth.

    First Clash Macksey, Kenneth 1984

  • It was My Lady -- formerly My Lady -- clad in embroidered short Spanish jacket, tightish velvet pantaloons, booted to the knees, pulled down upon her yellow hair a black soft hat, and hanging from the just-revealed belt around her slender waist, a revolver trifle.

    Desert Dust J. Clinton Shepherd 1911


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