sit tight
phrasal 1. to maintain one's position without change 2. to remain quiet in or as if in hiding

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • sit tight — {v. phr.}, {informal} To make no move or change; stay where you are. Often used as a command. * /Sit tight; I ll be ready to go in a few minutes./ * /The doctor said to sit tight until he arrived./ * /The gangsters sat tight in the mountains… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • sit tight — {v. phr.}, {informal} To make no move or change; stay where you are. Often used as a command. * /Sit tight; I ll be ready to go in a few minutes./ * /The doctor said to sit tight until he arrived./ * /The gangsters sat tight in the mountains… …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • sit tight — ► sit tight informal 1) remain firmly in one s place. 2) refrain from taking action or changing one s mind. Main Entry: ↑sit …   English terms dictionary

  • sit tight — [v] be patient, wait anticipate, bide one’s time*, cool it*, fill time, hang around*, hang out, hold on, hold the phone*, keep your shirt on*, lie in wait*, lie low*, linger, mark time*, put on hold*, stall, stand by, stay put*, stick around*;… …   New thesaurus

  • sit tight — informal 1. to remain in a place, usually sitting down. Just sit tight while I go and phone for help. Sit tight and don t move that leg. 2. to not take any action while you wait for something to happen. Shareholders are advised to sit tight and… …   New idioms dictionary

  • sit\ tight — v. phr. informal To make no move or change; stay where you are. Often used as a command. Sit tight; I ll be ready to go in a few minutes. The doctor said to sit tight until he arrived. The gangsters sat tight in the mountains while the police… …   Словарь американских идиом

  • Sit Tight — Infobox Film name = Sit Tight(1931) producer = director = Lloyd Bacon writer = Rex Taylor starring = Winnie Lightner Joe E. Brown Claudia Dell Paul Gregory music = cinematography = William Rees editing = James Gibbon distributor = Warner Bros.… …   Wikipedia

  • Sit tight — 1. take no action; bide one s time: I ll sit tight till I know what the decision is ; 2. stay exactly where one is: Sit tight while I get some help …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • sit tight — Australian Slang 1. take no action; bide one s time: I ll sit tight till I know what the decision is ; 2. stay exactly where one is: Sit tight while I get some help …   English dialects glossary

  • sit tight — informal 1) just sit tight while I call your parents Syn: stay put, wait there, remain in one s place 2) we re advising our clients to sit tight Syn: take no action, wait, hold back, bide one s time; informal hold one s horses …   Thesaurus of popular words

  • sit tight — informal to stay where you are, or to not take action until the right time Just sit tight – I ll be right back. We ve decided to sit tight and not sell the house yet …   English dictionary

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