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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Thinly capitalized, lacking experience, unable to change direction, some developers are hard-pressed to meet the demands and expectations of a more sophisticated buyer-centric market.