- adj. Without funds; low on or out of money.
- from the expression "strapped for cash" (Wiktionary)
“Backers say Wowereit has helped turn Berlin's weaknesses into strengths, famously calling the cash-strapped capital "poor but sexy" for attracting hordes of tourists and creative types to one of Europe's most affordable cities.”
“Some cash-strapped states, however, have passed legislation requiring Internet retailers to collect tax if they have marketing affiliates in those states.”
“Cut-cost deals, it is true, will need central approval, but the demands of cash-strapped GP consortiums that are refusing patients treatments they cannot afford could be hard to resist.”
“At the height of the credit crisis in October 2008 the ECB decided to provide cash-strapped banks with as much liquidity as needed through its normal and extraordinary refinancing operations at a fixed rate.”
“Adding currency to an economy helps get money in the hands of cash-strapped citizens.”
“Since late last year, however, investors have been selling these bonds amid fears that cash-strapped states and municipalities might not be able to make their bond payments.”
“In a move that may surprise some of their residents, given the current austere economic climate, a number of cash-strapped councils are enthusiastistically promoting the big day.”
“I'm pretty sure that I'm the most cash-strapped person at the red carpet events I attend on a regular basis as a Los Angeles freelance reporter, but I do meet the coolest, most interesting people and once in awhile I even get dinner.”
“The ICC will use variable-priced tolling, a relatively novel concept that is expected to become common on new highways, high-occupancy toll lanes, and some existing highways as cash-strapped governments seek new revenue.”
“The first is ID Theft, a picture set up at Warner Bros. that would see Morgan playing “a cash-strapped father who sees a shortcut out of his struggles when the credit card of a suburban dad lands in his lap.””
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