sit tight


sit tight
sit tight
to wait; to wait patiently. (This does not necessarily refer to sitting.) •

Just relax and sit tight. I'll be right with you.

We were waiting in line for the gates to open when someone came out and told us to sit tight because it wouldn't be much longer before we could go in.

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{v. phr.}, {informal} To make no move or change; stay where you are. - Often used as a command. * /Sit tight; I'll be ready to go in a few minutes./ * /The doctor said to sit tight until he arrived./ * /The gangsters sat tight in the mountains while the police looked for them./ Compare: STAND PAT.

Dictionary of American idioms. 2013.