be strapped for cash

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be strapped for cash

To not have any or very much money at the moment; to be broke, especially temporarily. Would you mind covering the cost of dinner? I'm a little strapped for cash at the moment. My brother always complains that he's strapped for cash, but it's no surprise when he won't go find a job!
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be ˌstrapped for ˈcash

(informal) have very little money: I can’t come to the club tonight — I’m a bit strapped for cash.
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Liberal Democrat AM Eleanor Burnham added, 'If they (councils) are strapped for cash, isn't it your duty to make sure everything is done so that this doesn't happen again?
Family and friends will understand if you are strapped for cash, so instead get the imagination going and make things instead.