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hard-pressed

adjective
 
 
/ˌhɑːdˈprest/
experiencing a lot of difficulty, especially because there is not enough time or money: Michigan's hard-pressed manufacturing sector shed another 2,000 jobs.hard-pressed to do sth They received $71.50 a share when many analysts had predicted the company would be hard-pressed to find an offer higher than $70.
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