distressed, embarrassed, financially embarrassed, in need, pinched, reduced, short, squeezed, straitened, stuck
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strapped If someone is strappedfor money, they do not have enough money to buy or pay for the things they want or need. adj oft ADJ for n, adv ADJ My husband and I are really strapped for cash. →
If a person or organization is cash-strapped, they do not have enough money to buy or pay for the things they want or need. (JOURNALISM) adj usu ADJ n
Union leaders say the wage package is the best they believe the cash-strapped government will offer.
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