hard put


hard put

adjective

Definition of HARD PUT

faced with difficulty or uncertainty about what to say, think, or do <she was hard put to explain her department's excessive expenditures>
Synonyms baffled, confounded, hard-pressed, nonplussed (also nonplused), perplexed
Phrases at a loss, put to it

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