be hurting

idiom

: to be very upset and unhappy
My sister has really been hurting since her boyfriend left her.

Examples of be hurting in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web State AGs, meanwhile, have launched a flurry of investigations into the ways social media platforms could be hurting kids by deploying addictive design features, culminating in a barrage of lawsuits against Facebook and Instagram parent company Meta in October. Cristiano Lima-Strong, Washington Post, 15 Feb. 2024 Attempts to raise prices may also be hurting signups. Cameron Baker, Fortune, 14 Feb. 2024 Here are the three Republican absences that will be hurting the margin by which the GOP controls the House. Jack Birle, Washington Examiner, 8 Jan. 2024 Lyft’s bigger presence on the U.S. West Coast, a region that analysts have said was trailing the rest of the United States in return to pre-COVID demand, could be hurting its recovery compared with Uber. Reuters, CNN, 9 Feb. 2023 But in big statewide elections, the voting trends that helped carry Trump to victory here six years ago may now be hurting Republicans in Wisconsin more than helping them. Craig Gilbert, Journal Sentinel, 21 Nov. 2022 Republicans expect to win could be hurting their cause. Tyler Olson, Fox News, 27 July 2022 Polls show that recent issues impacting Texas may be hurting Abbott with voters, including the Uvalde mass shooting. Dallas News, 20 June 2022 That pain at the gas pump might just be hurting a little more soon. Rob Wile, NBC News, 6 June 2022

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“Be hurting.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/be%20hurting. Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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