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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

tight

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(engineering)
Unbroken, crack-free, and solid rock in which a naked hole will stand without caving.
A borehole made impermeable to water by cementation or casing.
(mechanical engineering)
Inadequate clearance or the barest minimum of clearance between working parts.
The absence of leaks in a pressure system.
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Where is the profit in being a tight-fisted, rotten swine and driving them away when good grooms are so hard to find?
land,a cheerthis tight-She does little to cheer her own staff, this tight-fisted old broad with wealth beyond our ken
O'Connor draws a tight-fisted menace of scary Protestants and Catholics (and a token Pilgrim; yeah, I get it).
A survey this morning claims employers in this area are the most tight-fisted in the country when it comes to spreading a bit of festive cheer.
I fear, however, that David will encounter the same problems as all his predecessors who were all hampered by the tight-fisted and small-minded Villa board.
JJB SPORTS, owner of Liverpool-based retail chain TJ Hughes, has blamed tight-fisted customers for a sales fall.
TIGHT-FISTED council chiefs tried to charge a suicide prevention charity for helping get their message across to kids.
In an era of product-oriented, tight-fisted arts funding, Knighton's philanthropic attitude is rare.
With government funding agencies being more tight-fisted than ever with their development dollars, Bruce Strapp, the Sault's president and CEO of the economic development corporation, says the city needs to present a document to government outlining a cohesive plan for economic growth.
A HEARTBROKEN mum has vowed to print leaflets telling how her dead daughters' memories were snubbed by tight-fisted TDs.
While we plead guilty to seeking publicity, we believe a tight-fisted approach such as returning stakes on Harrington would not have been in keeping with out benevolent approach to our customers.
No matter how tight-fisted a leader may be, it is hard to restrain those pressures.