pressed for money

pressed for money

Having only a very small or limited amount of money available. I'm kind of pressed for money right now, so can we go out to dinner next weekend instead? An unexpected car repair has left me pressed for money this month.
See also: money, press

*pressed for money

 and *pressed for cash; *pushed for cash; *pushed for money
Fig. needful of money; short of money. (*Typically: be ~; become ~; get ~.) We are usually pushed for money at this time of year. I'm a little pressed for money just now.
See also: money, press
References in classic literature ?
My worldly affairs began to wear a gloomy appearance, and I was pressed for money by more than one creditor.
The accused told police that he was hard pressed for money and therefore sold the video.
He said: "It is coming at the worst possible time when people are pressed for money and when property prices are falling and a lot of people are in negative equity.
For owners who are pressed for money, she points out, many shelters offer discount plans for individuals who can provide proof of financial need.
The reason - she will be hard pressed for money over the coming years.
If Lane Transit District is so hard pressed for money, why not start charging for the free EmX bus to Springfield?
However, as both the PA and Silverstein are still pressed for money to complete the reconstruction of the entire WTC site, the agency has asked its insurers for more than $1 billion in additional funds.