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  1. desperate straits, dire straitsnoun

    a state of extreme distress

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  1. Emily Benfer:

    Families are panicked, they don't know where their children are going to sleep come Monday night. They don't know how they'll cover the past-due rent that they're not likely to pay off in their lifetime. Many of them have applied for rental assistance, but with only $ 3 billion of the $ 46 billion paid out, they're on hold. And so they're panicked, they're desperate, they're in dire straits.

  2. Gretchen Half Whitmer:

    If you dont live in these regions...think long and hard before you take a trip into them, a small spike could put the hospital system in dire straits pretty quickly. Thats precisely why were asking everyone to continue doing their part. Dont descend on [waterfront] Traverse City from all regions of the state.

  3. Morgan Ortagus:

    The dire straits Ukraine's fighters find themselves in are not so much about delays in delivering the arms we've agreed to send - it's more that those arms aren't sufficient to tip the balance on the battlefield, unfortunately we, and none more than the Ukrainians, are learning how costly it can be when we fail to deter war.

  4. Forrest Claypool:

    With scarce resources, staff furloughs and painful budget cuts, CPS is keeping a close watch on every dollar, barbara Byrd-Bennett and her co-conspirators knew the district's dire straits and still concocted this scheme to divert needed resources away from classrooms and line their own pockets.

  5. Ben Carson:

    There’s no question this country is in very dire straits. the whole leadership issue is lacking. Ben Carson also embraced the large GOP field, saying it will give voters.


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