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- adv. Lacking money, impecunious, in financial difficulties.
- adv. Desperate.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adv. closely pressed by want or necessity; without money or resources.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- adj. not having enough money to pay for necessities
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Abdallah Tabarak, bin Laden’s chief bodyguard, says that during the month of Ramadan, which began on November 17, 2001, bin Laden and his top deputy, Ayman al-Zawahiri, made their way from Jalalabad thirty miles south to the mountains of Tora Bora, hard up on the border with Pakistan.
You offer me a thousand francs with which to go to Cannes; you who are as hard up as I am, and, when you wrote to me that you WERE BOTHERED about money matters, I opened my letter again, to offer you half of what I have, which still amounts to about two thousand francs; it is my reserve.
A few years later, when Jay Gould was hard up (he had left school and was making a map of Delaware County), John Burroughs helped him out by buying two old books of him, paying him eighty cents.
Johan Bruyneel recalled a training session the previous May, when Lance rode hard up the Col de Madeleine, a mountain course, on a rainy day.
Although they were often hard up during the Depression, Jan Struther's motto about travelling was "Book now -- worry later".
Some time before I had lent him L50; so long as he was hard up I said nothing about it; but after the success of his second play, I wrote to him saying that the L50 would be useful to me if he could spare it.
It was a rough town situated hard up against the wall of the mountains, and they had stayed there several days, living in what passed for a hotel, until Monroe could arrange for muleteers to transport their crated belongings across the Blue Ridge to the village of Cold Mountain.
He would bend as I pushed my tongue hard up into his arsehole while he sucked my cock and licked my balls.