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hard up

adjective predicative

[colloquial]
  • 1 (short of money) to be hard up
    estar mal de dinero
    estar pelado [colloquial]
    estar sin un duro (Spain) [colloquial]
    estar pato (Southern Cone) [colloquial]
    estar en la olla (Colombia) [colloquial]
  • 2 (poorly provided)to be hard up for something
    andar escaso de algo
    they were hard up for ideas/volunteers
    andaban escasos de ideas/voluntarios
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