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short of money; impoverished: cash-strapped local authorities
Contemporary Examples

But in an election-eve Siena poll, Paladino was neck and neck with the cash-strapped Lazio, a bad sign for the NY GOP.
The Tea Party’s Northern Insurgency John Avlon September 12, 2010

Itay Hod on the stunningly lucrative spectacle that had cash-strapped mayors going to the mat.
Let the Gay Games Begin Itay Hod October 1, 2009

The Seattle Art museum is cash-strapped, but it could head to the Emerald City if Paul Allen was on that phone.
Who Won the Bidding Match Over Munch’s ‘The Scream’? Alexandra Peers May 2, 2012

Suddenly, we’ve gone from being affluent baby boomers to cash-strapped baby boomerangers—returning to our humble beginnings.
Looking Busy for a Living David Blum January 6, 2009

But in the cash-strapped near-term, it is much less of a budget-buster.
How Republicans Can Steal Health Care Reihan Salam June 8, 2009

The little Gulf country is giving some serious money to cash-strapped Egypt, but the question is, Why?
Qatar Sends Aid Money to Help Egypt Mike Giglio April 10, 2013

Nervous investors and cash-strapped donors alike are going to be expecting a lot more for their money.
Africa’s Surprise Success Story Tony Blair April 28, 2009

Terry Greene Sterling reports on how the area’s cash-strapped jails and courts would cope.
The Immigrant Prison Nightmare Terry Greene Sterling April 29, 2010

cash-strapped celebrities have elbowed in on some of the product-shilling traditionally done by models.
The 10 Most Valuable Models Lauren Streib November 14, 2009

Historical Examples

Also: if you like it, buy it or donate a copy to a worthy, cash-strapped institution.
Makers Cory Doctorow


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