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hurting

1. informal Experiencing financial distress or difficulty. A lot of shops around here have really been hurting because of the new tax law.
2. colloquial Unappealing; in poor condition. This place is really hurting—you're going to have to do a ton of repairs and renovations.
See also: hurt
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc, all rights reserved.

hurt

1. mod. very ugly; damaged and ugly. (Streets. Similar to hurting.) That poor girl is really bad hurt.
2. mod. drug intoxicated. (Streets.) Gert was really hurt and nodding and drooling.

hurting

1. mod. very ugly; in pain from ugliness. (Similar to hurt.) That dog of yours is something to behold. It’s really hurting.
2. mod. seriously in need of something, such as a dose of drugs. (Drugs.) Gert is hurting. She needs something soon.
See also: hurt
McGraw-Hill's Dictionary of American Slang and Colloquial Expressions Copyright © 2006 by The McGraw-Hill Companies, Inc. All rights reserved.
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