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"hard up" in British English

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hard upadjective

uk   /ˌhɑːd ˈʌp/ us   /ˌhɑːrd ˈʌp/ informal
having very little money: We're a bit hard up at the moment so we're not thinking about holidays. [before noun] hard-up pensioners
(Definition of hard up from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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hard upadjective

uk   us   informal
UK also hard-up having very little money: It is not only pensioners in villages who are hard up. Three hard-up governments are preparing to sell shares in state-owned assets in the next two weeks.
be hard up (for sth)
to not have enough of something important or valuable: They're hard up for options because of their financial troubles.
(Definition of hard up from the Cambridge Business English Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
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