Odysseus, in Book 10 of Stanley Lombardo's Odyssey:
"We're in a really tight spot."Ulysses Everett McGill, trapped in the burning barn in O Brother, Where Art Thou?:
"We're in a tight spot."Stanley Lombardo thinks it's a coincidence. If so, it's a wonderful one, with the translator's American idiom turning up in a movie that itself translates Homer's story into an American one.