tight as a tick

Darla Wells dlw3208 at LOUISIANA.EDU
Thu Dec 20 15:34:57 UTC 2007

I was watching the news last night and saw that Katie Couric described the
South Carolina presidential race between Obama and Clinton as being "tight as
a tick." I always understood the expression to mean that someone had had too
much to drink. Interesting implications if it means what I was taught...

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