You would be hard-pressed to find them in most dictionaries, but this does not mean that they do not exist.
One would be hard-pressed to find a more gruesome, less funny roster of films from any genre in any decade.
Even the organizers of the pledge are hard-pressed to provide details about how it would work.
But you'd be hard-pressed to name a president who had a really major diplomatic victory in his first term.
The hard-pressed countries of the eurozone have an escape hatch: They can quit the euro currency.
When hard-pressed by its enemies, it abandons it for a time, but returns to take it up as soon as the combat is concluded.
He will also, when hard-pressed, take the most desperate leaps to avoid his foes.
Now, all that the dogs can stand, Uncle, for I misdoubt well be hard-pressed to keep the life in him till we get him back to camp.
Business is dull and he is hard-pressed by competitive houses.
The hard-pressed crew of the Blenny responded to it, but they had to exert every nerve and muscle to keep the enemy at bay.