Feeling or looking strained as a result of having too many demands made on one: it is a godsend for harassed parents
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- All set a perfect mood for relaxing the strained sinews and harassed souls.
- One of the advertisements highlights the pressure that non-stop demands put on harassed parents.
- It's the constancy of calls, the harassed and troubled nature of people on the phone, people are very impatient, they are very abusive of operators.
stressed, strained, frayed, harried, stressed out, worn out, hard-pressed, careworn, worried, troubled, vexed, beleaguered, agitated, fretting, distraught;
under stress, under pressure, at the end of one's tether, with one's back to the wall, with one's back up against the wall;
North American at the end of one's rope
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