to run a tight ship

Discussion in 'French-English Vocabulary / Vocabulaire Français-Anglais' started by maxime123, Jan 14, 2009.

  1. maxime123 Senior Member

    San Francisco, CA
    French (Paris)
    What does "to run a tight ship" mean please?
    The context is that the husband is afraid of his wife and does everything her way.
    The husband's friend is making fun of him and says "your wife is running a pretty tight ship around here, doesn't she?!"

    Elle tient les rênes fermement?

  2. rolmich Senior Member

    french (France)
    Hi maxime123,

    Your own attempt at translation is perfect.

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