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Hard pressed

DEFINITION

Difficult to understand. Hardly able to comprehend a situation or a person’s viewpoint.¬† Suggests that someone is saying or doing something very odd, even incomprehensible. (Compare to Uphill battle.)

“That boy is so incompetent at work, I’m hard pressed to know why they keep him on the payroll.”

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