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From Longman Dictionary of Contemporary Englishhard-pressedˌhard-ˈpressed adjective  PROBLEMhaving a lot of problems and not enough money or time The new exams will only add to the workload of already hard-pressed teachers. be hard pressed to do something at hard2(5)
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hard-pressedFor hard-pressed business people, courses will run during the weekend.Pity, therefore, the hard-pressed driver of the Sauber-Mercedes.They were hard-pressed even to get a hotel room.The clinic provides help for hard-pressed families with young children.Alternatively, a hard-pressed sector may seek to persuade its government to invoke anti-dumping measures.Funding the pay rise will be more difficult and we fear that hard-pressed services will suffer further.Finally, I think the tests will simply overburden an already hard-pressed system, and prove unworkable.
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