tight-arse


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tight-arse

or

tightass

n
slang an inhibited or excessively self-controlled person
ˈtight-ˌarsed, ˈtightˌassed adj
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But they're photos you can't show to everybody." "You got one of them, Tight-arse? Wouldn't mind having a penn'orth." Titus lowered his voice.
ment developed as they walked away from the waterfront, after Eveleigh called Mr Lightowler a "tight-arse."
On the other hand, nothing says "I'm a tight-arse" like the sight of a middle-aged, suited man pushing a trolley out of the store.