Definition of hard-pressed adjective from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary



    BrE BrE//ˌhɑːd ˈprest//
    ; NAmE NAmE//ˌhɑːrd ˈprest//
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  1. 1having a lot of problems, especially too much work, and too little time or money Hard-pressed junior doctors want shorter working hours.
  2. 2hard-pressed to do something finding something very difficult to do You would be hard-pressed to find a better secretary.
See the Oxford Advanced American Dictionary entry: hard-pressed