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What does it mean when people say "tighten up"

Does it mean the opposite of loosen up? Someone at work always says this to me when they greet me, they say "have you tightened up yet" or just "tighten up". I know I'm lame, I don't know the cool lingo, it's probably something obvious too...lol! Anyway if anyone knows, please share. Thanks!!!!

 
samurai_chica

Asked by samurai_chica at 9:31 AM on May. 19, 2009 in Just for Fun

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Answers (7)
  • I always thought it meant the equivalent of "Get your act together".
    dawpea

    Answer by dawpea at 9:57 AM on May. 19, 2009

  • ive never heard that lol so idk
    Mrs.Owen86

    Answer by Mrs.Owen86 at 9:34 AM on May. 19, 2009

  • I have never heard that before lol. Thats a new one for me..haha
    Shelii

    Answer by Shelii at 9:35 AM on May. 19, 2009

  • The only way i know it is sexual! lol... you didnt sleep with someone at work & word got around did it! ?
    MommaTasha1003

    Answer by MommaTasha1003 at 10:28 AM on May. 19, 2009

  • I've heard "lighten up" but not "tighten up" That's a new one.
    sadira29

    Answer by sadira29 at 11:12 AM on May. 19, 2009

  • maybe tighten up and button up, like wrap things up in the office? IDK if they are saying it as part of a greeting then I am lost. I have used button up as a term to describe finishing up my day at the office. I guess I am as lame as you sister.
    salexander

    Answer by salexander at 11:30 AM on May. 19, 2009

  • Me too, I have heard of lighten up but not tighten up...just tell them...you tighten up! Or when you see them in the morning tell them that first...don't be left out! LOL!
    LuvmyFam6

    Answer by LuvmyFam6 at 2:25 PM on May. 19, 2009

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