be hard-pressed

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be hard-pressed

To struggle to do or accomplish something, especially because it seems impossible. You'll be hard-pressed to find a better guy than Bill. Come on—if we don't leave soon, we'll be hard-pressed to get there on time.
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'I am hard pressed to see how these clear and specific ideas can be described as 'vague'.
But in all my adult life I am hard pressed to remember a dramatic moment such as the one we are now witnessing.
But looking at the experience of airport privatization in India and elsewhere I am hard pressed to find an example where the results, overall, have been positive.
*Firstly, despite the fact that there are over 50 banks in the country, I am hard pressed to name more than 10 banks that have a meaningful presence in the SME lending space.
But I am hard pressed to name another work of recent vintage to equal the preeminence of this flaming, condemnatory effort of outrage.
"Indeed, I am hard pressed to imagine anyone better placed to understand the need for sensitivity and cooperation between the UK Government and the devolved administrations than him."
I am hard pressed to find negatives, but there are two small descriptive elements with which I disagree.
It was a take such as this which yielded a Largescale yellowfish while fishing at Chewore on the middle Zambezi, but I am hard pressed to believe all these takes (they were numerous) were yellowfish.
I am hard pressed to think of another current topic that is more often discussed and at the same time less understood.
If ever there was a better cause for a lawsuit I am hard pressed to find it--but we just accept this totally illegal breach of the contract dated from the Truman years with "the silence of the sheep."
"I am hard pressed to leave my studio at such a creative time of year, but deep in my heart I must know if Macklemore went to the thrift shop for his red carpet look.
In trying to think of something to compare it to, I am hard pressed to find an example.
But with the archery season and whitetail rut starting back home, I am hard pressed not to daydream, just a little, about the crunch of hooves on oak leaves and frozen anticipation as I wait for crowned kings of the whitetail woods.
Lawton "Bud" Chiles III also is running--although I am hard pressed to understand why.
There are times when I am hard pressed to come up with my next column.