run a tight ship
phrasal to have strict and exacting standards in controlling or managing something (as a business)

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • 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

  • 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

  • run a tight ship — ► to control a business or other organization firmly and effectively: »The woman who manages the post room runs a very tight ship. Main Entry: ↑run …   Financial and business terms

  • run a tight ship — to control a business or other organization firmly and effectively. Ruth runs a tight ship and has no time for shirkers …   New idioms 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 …   Словарь американских идиом

  • run a tight ship — idi to maintain smooth efficiency, as in a company; to exercise strict control over a company, organization, or the like …   From formal English to slang

  • run a tight ship — to control something such as an organization or institution in a very strict and effective way …   English dictionary

  • run a taut ship —    When a group or organization is run in a well ordered and disciplined manner, the person in charge runs a taut (or tight) ship.     The director of the scout camp runs a taut ship …   English Idioms & idiomatic expressions

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

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