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synonyms for run a tight ship

  • cut back
  • skimp
  • conserve
  • curtail
  • save
  • be cheap
  • be economical
  • be frugal
  • be prudent
  • be sparing
  • cut corners
  • make ends meet
  • pinch pennies
  • stretch a dollar
  • tighten one's belt

antonyms for run a tight ship

MOST RELEVANT
  • spend
  • waste
  • squander
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How to use run a tight ship in a sentence

A wise man hateth not the commandments and justices, and he shall not be dashed in pieces as a ship in a storm.
THE BIBLE, DOUAY-RHEIMS VERSIONVARIOUS
The president sat in a chair which came over with the pilgrims in their ship, the Mayflower.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, VOLUME 60, NO. 372, OCTOBER 1846VARIOUS
Do not the widow's tears run down the cheek, and her cry against him that causeth them to fall?
THE BIBLE, DOUAY-RHEIMS VERSIONVARIOUS
Now-a-days it is the bankrupt who flouts, and his too confiding creditors who are jeered and laughed at.
GLANCES AT EUROPEHORACE GREELEY
A few, very few, little dots had run back over that green patch—the others had passed down into the world of darkness.
GALLIPOLI DIARY, VOLUME IIAN HAMILTON
But if what I told him were true, he was still at a loss how a kingdom could run out of its estate like a private person.
GULLIVER'S TRAVELSJONATHAN SWIFT
"It's always the way with them," sighed Miss Grains, who suffered from a complication of romantic tendency and very tight stays.
THE PIT TOWN CORONET, VOLUME I (OF 3)CHARLES JAMES WILLS
It was more like the boarding of a ship than any land fight I had ever seen or imagined.
BLACKWOOD'S EDINBURGH MAGAZINE, NO. CCCXXXIX. JANUARY, 1844. VOL. LV.VARIOUS
He felt himself the meanest, vilest thing a-crawl upon this sinful earth, and she—dear God!
ST. MARTIN'S SUMMERRAFAEL SABATINI
The controlling leaders being out of gear the machine did not run smoothly: there was nothing but friction and tension.
NAPOLEON'S MARSHALSR. P. DUNN-PATTISON
SYNONYM OF THE DAY
OCTOBER 26, 1985
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WORDS RELATED TO RUN A TIGHT SHIP

  • be cheap
  • be economical
  • be frugal
  • be prudent
  • be sparing
  • conserve
  • curtail
  • cut back
  • cut corners
  • make ends meet
  • pinch pennies
  • run a tight ship
  • save
  • skimp
  • stretch a dollar
  • tighten one's belt
Roget's 21st Century Thesaurus, Third Edition Copyright © 2013 by the Philip Lief Group.