hard put to do something
hard put to (do something)
Struggling to do or accomplish something, especially because it seems impossible. You'll be hard put to find a better guy than Bill. Come on—if we don't leave soon, we'll be hard put to get there on time.
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hard ˈput (to it) to do something,
hard ˈpressed/ˈpushed to do somethingable to do something only with great difficulty: I’d be hard put to name all the countries in the world.
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