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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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.
When I am hard pressed, where will my help come from, or perhaps better put, where will I turn to?