hard up

  1. not having enough money to pay for necessities
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How To Use hard up In A Sentence

  • I'm a bit hard up at the moment.
  • If thou lend money to any of my people that is poor, that dwelleth with thee, thou shalt not be hard upon them as an extortioner, nor oppress them with usuries. The Bible, Douay-Rheims, Complete The Challoner Revision
  • Swaying in the wind, they're concerned about the timing in getting on deck, with the ship pitching hard up and down.
  • He blew into his harmonica with the microphone pressed hard up to its air outlets.
  • The editor of the magazine was hard up for material.
  • In fact, pizza has always been a popular choice for people who are hard up for money. Times, Sunday Times
  • He thrust the muzzle of the gun hard up under Burnell's ribs. Somewhere East of Life
  • I'm a bit hard up at the moment.
  • He usually wore, in compliment to his nursing duties, an apron in front; but, as his various avocations pressed hard upon his time, and as his own personal outfit was ever the last to be attended to, Tiff's nether garments had shown traces of that frailty which is incident to all human things. Dred; A Tale of the Great Dismal Swamp. In Two Volumes. Vol. II
  • It was a philosophy designed to make a poor, agrarian economy into an affluent one, with rich regions extending helping hands to hard up ones.
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