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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The Lord is hard-pressed to show His power and salvation through someone who is hell-bent on proving herself clever and self-sufficient.