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hard put

adjective

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faced with difficulty or uncertainty about what to say, think, or do
  • she was hard put to explain her department's excessive expenditures

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The first known use of hard put was in 1893

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“Hard put.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/hard%20put. Accessed 3 Dec. 2021.

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