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Meaning of 吃紧

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chī jǐn (Trad.: 吃緊)
in short supply; dire; tense; critical; hard-pressed; important
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The situation was critical.
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Of late, state legislatures and executives have been closing their purses as they struggle to balance tight budgets.
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As well, labour pools are becoming tight as fewer migrant workers from the countryside head to coastal manufacturing hubs.
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So, with family budgets tight, think of ways you can best deploy your resources so you can enjoy your time together.
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For now, Mohanty says, government restrictions are keeping the market tight, rather than the weather.