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hard–pressed

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adjective \ˈhärd-ˈprest\

Simple Definition of hard–pressed

  • : in a bad situation because you do not have enough money, time, etc.

Source: Merriam-Webster's Learner's Dictionary

Full Definition of hard–pressed

  1. :  hard put; also :  being under financial strain


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