hard put

as in perplexed
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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“Hard put.” Merriam-Webster.com Thesaurus, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/thesaurus/hard%20put. Accessed 15 Jun. 2024.

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