Synonyms of 'hard-pressed'
1 under pressure
Hard-pressed consumers are spending less on luxuries.
This year the airline will be hard-pressed to make a profit.
up against it (informal)
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harried businessmen scurrying from one office to another
Thesaurus for hard-pressed from the Collins English Thesaurus
If someone is hard-pressed , they are under a great deal of strain and worry , usually because they have not got enough money.