a tight ship

a strictly controlled and disciplined organization or operation.
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English new terms dictionary. 2014.

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  • tight ship — If you run a tight ship, you control an organization or business firmly to maximise performance.     …   The small dictionary of idiomes

  • tight ship — ☆ tight ship n. Informal an institution, business, etc. that is highly organized and efficiently run, like a naval vessel on which discipline is strictly enforced * * * …   Universalium

  • tight ship — ☆ tight ship n. Informal an institution, business, etc. that is highly organized and efficiently run, like a naval vessel on which discipline is strictly enforced …   English World dictionary

  • tight ship — noun a well organized and highly disciplined organization Usage notes ,Generally in the form to run a tight ship …   Wiktionary

  • tight ship —    If you run a tight ship, you control something strictly and don t allow people much freedom of action.   (Dorking School Dictionary) …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

  • Tight ship —   If you run a tight ship, you control something strictly and don t allow people much freedom of action …   Dictionary of English idioms

  • tight ship — noun : a ship with crew and officers working well together …   Useful english dictionary

  • a tight ship — ► a tight ship a strictly controlled and disciplined organization or operation. Main Entry: ↑tight …   English terms dictionary

  • run a tight ship — To be in control of an efficient, well run organization or group • • • Main Entry: ↑tight * * * run a tight ship phrase to control something such as an organization or institution in a very strict and effective way Thesaurus: to be in… …   Useful english dictionary

  • run a tight ship — {v. phr.} To run an organization with a firm hand, with strict rules and regulations. * /Our dean of the college runs a very tight ship; he tolerates no mistakes./ …   Dictionary of American idioms

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