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From time to time, the phrase "tight economy" is used to mean a bad economy. But I can't find a dictionary definition for "tight" that would fit this meaning of "tight economy". Could this be a technical use of the "tight" in the field of economics?
But that definition only refers to money and time. The economy concerns more than just money and time.
I think it refers to the economy that is struggling some mild slowdown.