hard-pressed hard-pressed

Definition(s):

  • (adj) facing or experiencing financial trouble or difficulty

Synonym(s)

Usage(s):

  1. Although Tierney and Sierra have certified 250 trainers through weekend workshops, you might be hard-pressed to find a class at your local gym.
  2. What did socialization mean to hard-pressed.
  3. As a child, she struggled to pick out her own face in school photos, and she is hard-pressed today to describe her mother's features.

News

  1. The 10 Greatest Traditions in NASCAR

    Any sport with strong regional roots is bound to have its own set of strong traditions. NASCAR is, of course, no exception to this, with its predominantly Southern flavor still shining through even as the sport has expanded, both nationally and internationally. You would be hard-pressed to come up with a NASCAR event that doesn't have at least a few traditions. They may be universal to every ...
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Bleacher Report

  2. No Celestial Role Model Here

    The strained relationship of Cepheus and his daughter Andromeda J. Alex Knoll When we look to the night sky for father figures , we’re hard-pressed. There are heroes and rogues, serpents and dragons, birds and beasts, fish and fishermen, harps and chariots. But there is only one father among the constellations, and not a good role model at that. read more
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Bay Weekly

  3. Workers Use Mobile Devices to Search for Jobs

    Hey, Corporate America, we're going to let you in on a not-so-well-kept secret. We know you're hard-pressed to hire IT workers and other professionals these days.
    on June 13, 2013     Source: Baseline

Quotes

  1. "He was the energy, really, that put together half of the league, and then he was the key person in merging the two leagues together," Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones said. "You'd be hard-pressed to find anybody that's made a bigger...
    on Dec 15, 2006 By: Jerry Jones Source: San Antonio Express

  2. "I would be hard-pressed to support additional funding for the TARP without sufficient assurances this money will not be wasted, misspent or simply used for more industry-specific bailouts," Senate Republican Leader Mitch McConnell said.
    on Jan 12, 2009 By: Mitch McConnell Source: Reuters

  3. "We intend to put tax cuts into the pockets of hard-pressed middle class families in your states. And we intend ...... to start making a down payment on the critical investments that are going to be necessary to sustain long-term economic growth as...
    on Dec 2, 2008 By: Barack Obama Source: ABC News

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