short of money; impoverished: cash-strapped local authorities
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How to use cash-strapped in a sentence
These days cash-strapped Italy is handing out restoration initiatives to just about anyone willing to pay the bill.
In the short term it might seem like easy money for the cash-strapped West.
And because cash-strapped transit agencies often keep old diesel buses running for years, those gains come relatively easily.Volvo Tests Ultra-Efficient Plug-in Hybrid-Electric Diesel Bus | Josh Dzieza | May 17, 2013 | THE DAILY BEAST
The little Gulf country is giving some serious money to cash-strapped Egypt, but the question is, Why?
The Seattle Art museum is cash-strapped, but it could head to the Emerald City if Paul Allen was on that phone.Who Won the Bidding Match Over Munch’s ‘The Scream’? | Alexandra Peers | May 3, 2012 | THE DAILY BEAST
Also: if you like it, buy it or donate a copy to a worthy, cash-strapped institution.Makers | Cory Doctorow