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    Tight Economy

    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?

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    Re: Tight Economy

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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?
    Does this help: tight adjective (NOT MUCH) - definition in the British English Dictionary & Thesaurus - Cambridge Dictionaries Online ?

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    Re: Tight Economy

    But that definition only refers to money and time. The economy concerns more than just money and time.

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    Re: Tight Economy

    I think it refers to the economy that is struggling some mild slowdown.

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    Re: Tight Economy

    Quote Originally Posted by johnchu View Post
    But that definition only refers to money and time. The economy concerns more than just money and time.
    In the context that your example was used, money is the primary issue.

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