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mcurrent
Posted: Tuesday, October 31, 2017 8:36:21 AM

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Hi. Can you help me choose proper meaning of word "tight". I've looked up in TFD but couldn't choose.
The text in my book is

She hadn't published a new book in a while, and I figured that was one of the reasons things were tight at home.

Thanks.
Kirill Vorobyov
Posted: Tuesday, October 31, 2017 8:52:02 AM

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I guess by "things were tight' they mean "there was strained atmosphere", but let's see what native speakers feel about it.
pjharvey
Posted: Tuesday, October 31, 2017 9:21:25 AM
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It just means that there wasn't much money - they led a frugal life.
Donthailand
Posted: Tuesday, October 31, 2017 10:14:11 AM
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I took it as money, also. Their budget was tight because she hasn't published lately
mcurrent
Posted: Wednesday, November 1, 2017 1:26:07 AM

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Thanks to you, Donthailand and piharvey.
srirr
Posted: Wednesday, November 1, 2017 2:26:25 AM

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With the complete context, it would be easier to get the exact meaning.

However, when I read the sentence (before reading others' comments), I felt it referred either to lack of money or lack of time. We may have a tight budget or a tight schedule.



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