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  1. hard-pressedadjective

    Barely able.

    Although they are still available, I think we would be hard-pressed to find one on short notice.

    hard put

  2. hard-pressedadjective

    dire straits

Princeton's WordNet

  1. distressed, hard-pressed, hard put, in a bad way(p)adjective

    facing or experiencing financial trouble or difficulty

    "distressed companies need loans and technical advice"; "financially hard-pressed Mexican hotels are lowering their prices"; "we were hard put to meet the mortgage payment"; "found themselves in a bad way financially"


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  1. Jeff Miller:

    One would be hard-pressed to find the perfect government program, and I'm sure some of my colleagues were more skeptical than others in the early stages of the JSF program.

  2. Mitch McConnell:

    I think it can best be described as the 'Biden bait and switch,' president Biden ran as a moderate, but I'm hard-pressed to think of anything at all that he's done — so far — that would indicate some degree of moderation.

  3. Samantha Vinograd:

    I think the President would be hard pressed to find someone who is qualified, can pass vetting, and who hasn't criticized him while he tries to fill senior roles.

  4. Larry Levitt:

    You'd be hard pressed to find a part of the health care system that was not touched by the ACA.

  5. Boston Red Sox:

    David Ortiz is probably David Ortiz and one of the most important players in our history, leading us to multiple World Series championships, and an active member in the community, i would be hard-pressed to think of anyone more beloved than David Ortiz.

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