Meaning of “be hard up (for sth)” in the English Dictionary

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"be hard up (for sth)" in British English

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be hard up (for sth)

to not have enough of something important or valuable:

If you're so hard up for friends, why don't you join a club?

(Definition of “be hard up (for sth)” from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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