which is controlled, which does not allow any movement
ExamplesThe manager has a very tight schedule today - she cannot fit in any more appointments. • Expenses are kept under tight control.

"...mortgage money is becoming tighter" [Times]

"...a tight monetary policy by the central bank has pushed up interest rates and drawn discretionary funds into bank deposits" [Far Eastern Economic Review]

"...the UK economy is at the uncomfortable stage in the cycle where the two years of tight money are having the desired effect on demand" [Sunday Times]

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