in straitened circumstances


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Synonyms for in straitened circumstances

not having enough money to pay for necessities

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Two of my political heroes, Lloyd George and Ernest Bevin, were born in straitened circumstances.
Even in today's individualistic culture, most people acknowledge a responsibility to help even strangers when all are in straitened circumstances like the desert or the sea (or a desert island in the sea, as in the current TV series Lost).
While the LICO tells us that people on welfare are in straitened circumstances with a very small share of the wealth in their communities, the MBM is more concrete.