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Synonyms for hard put

facing or experiencing financial trouble or difficulty

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S blood, Beauchamp," he continued, turning to one of his companions, "an' were he set down in court I wager our gracious Queen would he hard put to it to tell him from the young Prince Edward.
It oughtn't to be owing, I know, but we have been hard put to it, indeed
The Special Boat Service Association said: "He was a professional of the highest order, we will be hard put to meet his like again.
With their new wave of cinema, Pakistanis are now, for the first time, hard put for choice.
Incoming Customs Commissioner Nicanor Faeldon will be hard put giving orders to his subordinate, incoming Customs intelligence chief, Juancho Sabban.
Firms keep complaining that they are hard put to get to bank loans and if last year the situation had improved considerably, at the start of 2016 it cannot be regarded as too encouraging for the real sector.
Dubai: UAE companies need to work on ways to expand the scope of their employee benefits -- failing that they would be hard put to retain, or find, talent.
If he were to tune into Wales' English speaking broadcasting media he would be hard put to realise that he was not listening to news emanating from England and in an accent from the public school end of the spectrum.
The man in the street seems to be even more interested in the loan today then he was yesterday, and post office clerks dealing with the matter throughout the city have been hard put to it to cope with the continuous stream of inquiries and scrip purchases.
And the reader will be hard put to tell the difference in the writing between father and son.
But I'm hard put to find a single solitary plus for Hogmanay, which might once have meant something, but these days is no more than an extended boozeathon.
Burns called free speech a cornerstone of democracy, and argued that a society is hard put to understand itself without the work reporters put themselves at risk to do.
They are aware they would be hard put to pass the test.
The polesmen run up and down, and are hard put to it at places, where the rapids tax their utmost skill.
Prime Minister Nikola Gruevski stressed in his address at the reception hosted at the opening of the event that artists accomplished more easily what politicians were hard put to do.