be pushed to do something

to have difficulty in doing something
be hard pushed to do something (= have a lot of difficulty in doing it):

I'm going to be hard pushed to get my work done by the deadline.


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  • be hard pushed to do something — be hard put/pressed/pushed/to do something phrase to find it very difficult to do something I think the Conservatives will be hard put to gain support. Thesaurus: to be in, or to get into a difficult situationsynonym …   Useful english dictionary

  • (be) hard pushed to do something — be ˌhard ˈpressed/ˈpushed to do sth | be hard ˈput (to it) to do sth idiom to find it very difficult to do sth • He was hard put to it to explain her disappearance. Main entry: ↑hardidiom …   Useful english dictionary

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  • pushed — UK [pʊʃt] / US adjective informal pushed (for time/money) in difficulty because you do not have enough time or money Can you pay? I m a bit pushed at the moment. pushed (for time/money) for: We re pushed for time right now. be pushed to do… …   English dictionary

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  • pushed — [puʃt] adj [not before noun] BrE informal 1.) be pushed for time/money etc to not have much time, money etc = ↑pressed ▪ I m a bit pushed for time today. 2.) too busy ▪ I d love to help, but I m a bit pushed at the moment. 3.) be (hard) pushed …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • pushed — adjective (not before noun) informal 1 be pushed for to have difficulty finding enough time, money etc: I m always rather pushed for money at the end of the month. 2 too busy: I d love to help, but I m a bit pushed at the moment. 3 be (hard)… …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

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