hard pressed

hard pressed
Synonyms and related words:
at the double, crowded, desperate, double-quick, double-time, hard up, hard-pressed, hard-pushed, hard-run, hurried, in desperate straits, in extremis, in extremities, on the double, pinched, pressed, pressed for time, pushed, rushed, sorely pressed, straitened, up against it

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  • hard-pressed — adjective a person or organization that is hard pressed does not have enough money for the things they need: An extra four million is being spent on hard pressed education services. be hard pressed (to do something) used for saying that something …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • hard-pressed — adj. facing or experiencing trouble or difficulty; as, financially hard pressed Mexican hotels are lowering their prices; they were hard pressed to find a substitute on short notice; see {distressed}[1]. Syn: distressed, hard put, in a bad… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • hard-pressed — UK US /ˌhɑːdˈprest/ adjective ► experiencing a lot of difficulty, especially because there is not enough time or money: »Michigan s hard pressed manufacturing sector shed another 2,000 jobs. hard pressed to do sth »They received $71.50 a share… …   Financial and business terms

  • hard-pressed — adj having a lot of problems and not enough money or time ▪ The new exams will only add to the workload of already hard pressed teachers. →be hard pressed to do sth at ↑hard2 (5) …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • hard-pressed — [härd′prest′] adj. confronted with a difficulty or harassment …   English World dictionary

  • hard-pressed — ► ADJECTIVE 1) closely pursued. 2) in difficulties …   English terms dictionary

  • hard-pressed — also hard pressed 1) ADJ GRADED If someone is hard pressed, they are under a great deal of strain and worry, usually because they have not got enough money. [JOURNALISM] The region s hard pressed consumers are spending less on luxuries. 2) ADJ… …   English dictionary

  • hard-pressed — adjective 1 having a lot of problems and not enough money or time: Hard pressed local authorities are finding it difficult to pay for essential services. 2 sb would be hard pressed to do sth used to say that it would be difficult for someone to… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • hard-pressed — UK / US adjective a person or organization that is hard pressed does not have enough money for the things that they need • be hard pressed (to do something) used for saying that something is difficult to do or is unlikely to happen You d be hard… …   English dictionary

  • hard-pressed — adjective a) Barely able. Although they are still available, I think we would be hard pressed to find one on short notice. b) Experiencing financial difficulty or difficulty in surviving. The earthquake left the residents hard pressed. Syn: hard… …   Wiktionary

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