Definition of cash-strapped in English:

cash-strapped

adjective

informal
  • Extremely short of money.

    ‘cash-strapped consumers have gone deeper into debt’
    • ‘It's about raising money for a cash-strapped district council.’
    • ‘But the clubs might have to fund the first year without major income, and that could harm cash-strapped clubs in the short term.’
    • ‘A cash-strapped Sea Cadet unit has had its donated minibus torched by vandals, months after all the unit's windows were smashed.’
    • ‘He said he would much rather see the money spent on cash-strapped council services.’
    • ‘Sadly, it is all too rare for our cash-strapped national galleries to find the money to keep the item in this country.’
    • ‘Ministers have bowed to pressure by weakening a series of expensive regulations after protests from cash-strapped home owners.’
    • ‘A third party is thought to be on the brink of buying the cash-strapped business and providing a secure future for both children and most staff.’
    • ‘No one likes to lose money, especially not cash-strapped, starving students such as myself.’
    • ‘Potential buyers of the cash-strapped club need to firm up their interest before the end of this week, when City's coffers are expected to run dry.’
    • ‘Workers are being given bigger job titles rather than bigger salaries as cash-strapped companies try to keep employees happy.’
    • ‘Councils are to be stripped of the power to divert money meant for flood defences to other cash-strapped services.’
    • ‘As any employee of a cash-strapped non profit can tell you, money for professional development is rarely available.’
    • ‘The judge said the cash-strapped council was responsible for ‘systemic deficiencies’.’
    • ‘A cash-strapped school is to charge families £30 next year to ease its crippling financial crisis.’
    • ‘Every penny counts for cash-strapped students, so it makes sense to ensure money is not given away needlessly.’
    • ‘The cash-strapped council is keen to increase public access to the building - and also to tap into its potential as a money raiser.’
    • ‘Fabian, who was born with cerebral palsy, will have his place cut by the cash-strapped pre-school if money is not found quickly.’
    • ‘A cash-strapped football club for deaf people will be able to continue thanks to a £2,000 donation’
    • ‘But the cash-strapped club, which celebrates its centenary this year, cannot afford to be among the bidders.’
    • ‘A new terminal financed solely by the airport operator is unlikely to be an option, given its cash-strapped situation.’

Pronunciation:

cash-strapped

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