Were pushed for money - Idioms by The Free Dictionary
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be pushed for money
To have a small or limited amount of money available. I'm kind of pushed for money right now, so can we go out to dinner next weekend instead?
be pressed/pushed for ˈmoney, ˈspace, ˈtime, etc. have very little money, time, etc: I’ll have to do those letters tomorrow — I’m a bit pressed for time this afternoon. ♢ I’m afraid we’re a bit pushed for space in this office.