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Sit tight


Wait while assistance comes.¬† Don’t attempt anything more, just await the outcome. ‘Tight’ suggests not acting on your own. (Compare to Stay put.)

“A cougar was attacking our goats and I tried to scare it off, but dad came out with a gun and told me to sit tight while he handled the situation.”

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