be hard pushed

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be hard pushed

To struggle to do or accomplish something, especially because it seems impossible. You'll be hard-pushed to find a better guy than Bill. Come on—if we don't leave soon, we'll be hard-pushed to get there on time.
See also: hard, push
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And as a football fan, I am hard-pushed to consider anything on the box worth my while more than a heady clash between Iran and Nigeria, a much-maligned meeting of Argentina and Bosnia Herzegovina or even a battle between South Korea and Belgium.