Origin of hard-pressed
Examples from the Web for hard-pressed
I am not the most financially literate person (I would be hard-pressed to articulate the term “junk bond”).
One would be hard-pressed to find an earlier opponent of the Nazis than Dietrich von Hildebrand.
It was a cutthroat move from investors, hard-pressed to turn a profit on a film that was a domestic disappointment.
And often they demand logistical services from the hard-pressed Saudi embassy, which stretches the term “diplomatic.”The Paris Job: Inside the Epic $335,000 Saudi Stick-Up|Christopher Dickey|August 18, 2014|DAILY BEAST
And even a pretty savvy lawyer would be hard-pressed to identify more than two or three of the judges.Law-Breaking Judges Took Cases That Could Make Them Even Richer|Reity O’Brien, Kytja Weir, Chris Young, Center for Public Integrity|April 28, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Later in the story Moray is hard-pressed by the villain for those same papers.The Art Of The Moving Picture|Vachel Lindsay
A lad, nursed back to life, rejoins the hard-pressed Southern troops and is killed in the first battle.Story Hour Readings: Seventh Year|E.C. Hartwell
Far worse than the alienation of their estates was the selling of their children by the hard-pressed creditors.Expositor's Bible: Ezra, Nehemiah, and Esther|Walter Adeney
That was our hard-pressed country's method of paying its debts.The Story of Commodore John Barry|Martin Griffin
On this the ultimate safety of the hard-pressed garrison depended.The Missing Ship|W. H. G. Kingston