tight money

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n tight money the economic condition in which credit is difficult to secure and interest rates are high
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Usage

In literature:

Money never was so tight in thirty years as it is now.
"The Forbidden Trail" by Honoré Willsie
The money market grew tight, and interest enormous.
"History of the United States, Volume 4" by E. Benjamin Andrews
He reached out, closed the scout's fingers tight over the money.
"Ride Proud, Rebel!" by Andre Alice Norton
But Lily kept tight hold of her idea and her money, and the last of January, with Chris' help, she brought it about.
"A Little Girl in Old New York" by Amanda Millie Douglas
Money being tight, we are ordering 8 stone 7 lbs.
"Punch, or the London Charivari, Vol. 146, May 20, 1914" by Various
Next comes a period of depression, when we have low prices, low wages, hard times, tight money, and many commercial failures.
"Successful Stock Speculation" by John James Butler
Money is so tight right now.
"Crooked Trails and Straight" by William MacLeod Raine
He had found money very tight, Capital with a big C impossible to obtain.
"The Rough Road" by William John Locke
But I said, 'No; you shall have your money down, right and tight, but not a farthing over.
"Not Like Other Girls" by Rosa N. Carey
I am so thankful you were able to send me the money; I hope I didn't screw you up very tight.
"A Bunch of Cherries" by L. T. Meade
Then he gathered the precious money tight in his hand and standing on the edge of his berth, hoisted himself up to Frank's level.
"Battling the Clouds" by Captain Frank Cobb
Moreover, while money was tight, labor was also scarce.
"The Atlantic Monthly, Volume 20, No. 122, December, 1867" by Various
It's simply a case of a man being in a tight fix for money.
"Counsel for the Defense" by Leroy Scott
He keeps his bag tightly shut, for money easily runs away when the purse is once opened.
"Japanese Fairy World" by William Elliot Griffis
And you know how tight money is.
"Rope" by Holworthy Hall
I've got several orders, but folks are tight here for money, and it's always a matter of waiting.
"The One-Way Trail" by Ridgwell Cullum
None of the four thanked him for it, but their small fingers clasped the money tightly.
"The Son of His Mother" by Clara Viebig
If money's tight with him, we'll pay the interest and manage some way, though I don't see how.
"The Wishing Moon" by Louise Elizabeth Dutton
A tight money market threatened; the storm of '73 had been passed but that of '77 was still ahead.
"The Story of the Rome, Watertown, and Ogdensburg RailRoad" by Edward Hungerford
All this contributed, in the language of the day, to make money very tight; but this language had, to a great extent, no meaning.
"Robinson Crusoe's Money;" by David A. Wells
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In news:

Exhibitors and attendees alike often cut back their events budgets as soon as money gets tight.
In these tight economic times, it seems that millions of Americans have decided to keep on driving their used cars as a way to save money.
Learn how to stretch your dollar at the Eat Right When Money is Tight class on Thursday November 15 at 6pm.
Money is tight for the family, which includes Jeremy, 6, and Jocelyn and Jose Badillo, both 10.
Money is tight so what can you do to earn some extra income.
Detroit Tigers' Torii Hunter surprised by Angels signing Josh Hamilton: 'I was told money was tight'.
Loose vs Tight Which types of slot machines make the casinos more money.
If you need a second or third computer but money is tight, you don't need to buy a full system.
When money is tight, some may think that cutting preventive maintenance is the best option.
Money's tight in a lot of places.
Don't Ignore Retirement Plan – Even if Money is Tight.
Don't ignore your retirement plan if money is tight.
Now, with older populations growing rapidly, the need for caregiving is rising, just as a brutal economic downturn is making money increasingly tight.
For her, like most of us, money is tight and one day she ran out of dog food.
Occasionally money can get a little tight from time to time, no matter whom you are or what your situation.
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In science:

Or course, medical research is far more tightly monitored than economics, in terms of analysis methods and standards; but even there, once industry money and influence are allowed to dominate independent research, the truth is harmed and the public interest ill-served.
Is There Statistical Evidence that the Oregon Payday-Loan Rate Cap Hurts Consumers?
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