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feeling or exhibiting nervous tension

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How often do you get up-tight, stuck in traffic on the way to work?
The peripheral characters, including Vince's stepfather who is more of a mate, and his youthful mum, as well as Joy's eclectic mix of weird and wonderful friends who are quickly ostracised by her up-tight husband, keep the interest going.
Yet, when Ron talks about compromises, he is not suggesting the creation of an up-tight, Orwellian surveillance state.
Anyone who objected to anything the great god TV has inflicted on us was written off as an up-tight, small-minded bigot.
Given the tenor of the up-tight mid-1950s, Guy must keep his secret life very, very secretive.
Come January 31, and after a lager shandy or three your up-tight spinster aunt is launching into I Will Survive.
It could be that first-years are just too up-tight,
Another certainty was Crane's up-tight attitude toward male-male sex, which Kinnear considers somewhat incongruous.
There was no point in getting up-tight because I thought I'd never get the part.
Readers familiar with Jorge Amado's robust Brazilian novels will recognize Nelida Pinon's cast of characters: the powerful landowner; the luscious and lusty babe; the snobby, up-tight society lady; the town poet; the corrupt official; the chorus of prostitutes.
Olympia (1998-2000) -- Mark Cuban, owner, Dallas Mavericks -- Juwan Howard, Shawn Bradley, Brad Davis, Scott Lloyd, Randy White, Dallas Mavericks -- Mike Modano, Dallas Stars -- Larry North, Larry North Fitness -- Rafael Palmeiro and Jeff Zimmerman, Texas Rangers -- Sinbad, actor, National Board Member, Inner-City Games -- Newy Scruggs, NBC5 sportscaster -- Chris Tucker, star of Rush Hour (via video) -- Tyesha Glover and Christie McPeters, SMU Women's Basketball players -- Musical performance by Uncle Sam, Up-Tight, The D.
Charity stores have traditionally been regarded as being for people with no money or who have little to spend, but because of the celebrity obsession with all things vintage, even the most up-tight fashionista can be found looking for a one-off item.
And he has been telling them not to get up-tight at home against illustrious visitors.
Funny, charming and forthright, he seems nothing like his small-screen alter ego, the brooding, up-tight Jack he plays in Lost.
But rather than get up-tight as the time of reckoning ticks nearer, he is urging those on the borderline of the 15-man squad to put in composed performances.