strapped for cash

strapped for cash

Without any or very much money at the moment; 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!
See also: cash, strapped
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ARSENAL are allegedly so strapped for cash that they can't afford to pay up front for Wilfried Zaha, offering to do so on the drip.
It appears the chief executive is much better off than his employer which was so strapped for cash it needed a digout.
MILLIONS of us are expected to lose our bank card over the festive season and are being warned they could end up strapped for cash as they may have to wait up to 14 days for a replacement.
Four in 10 social housing tenants on benefits skip meals because they're so strapped for cash.
Baghdad, strapped for cash amid a plunge in oil prices, will manage to fund less than 43 percent of those needs from its budget, the report said.
Excuse me while I take a large pinch of salt, but are there really so many wrinklies and handicapped people so strapped for cash that they cannot a"ord their own fares?
Balotelli has scored 30 goals in 54 games for Milan but the fallen Italian giants are strapped for cash and are struggling to finance even smaller deals such as Adel Trabt's EeAu5m move from QPR.
PRINCESS Michael of Kent has revealed she's had to give up dining at top restaurants because she's so strapped for cash.
Egypt is increasingly strapped for cash to repay international energy companies in the aftermath of the 2011 uprising against former President Hosni Mubarak.
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We, the taxpayers, will be saddled with substantial maintenance costs into the foreseeable future at a time when the Council is already strapped for cash.
In less than two years, they fraudulently collected more than $5.2 million from consumers, many of whom were strapped for cash and thought the money they were paying would be applied to loans they owed, according to FTC documents filed with the court." CWA Communications Director Candice Johnson comments: "This latest report is further proof of what we've already learned through harsh experience - these countries lack the legal safeguards that U.S.
Given the recent increase in ticket prices for football and basketball games, and along with the new plan to "auction" off former player uniforms, it's obvious the department is strapped for cash. Seems once they realized they couldn't squeeze a buck out of the bird, there was no way it was going to be allowed to watch the upcoming Olympic Trials for free.
"According to the Sueddeutsche Zeitung's information, a group of euro zone countries will check in the next two weeks how credit could be directly transferred to banks that are strapped for cash but able to survive," the paper said, noting, however, that Germany strongly opposed this.
"While Auntie claims to be facing a tough budget, Bernie Ecclestone is hardly strapped for cash," the Sun quoted TaxPayers' Alliance director Matthew Sinclair as saying.