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034 – Expression: Strapped for Cash

In this episode of the Can Learn English Podcast, you’ll learn the meaning of the expression strapped for cash.

Meaning

Strapped for cash means that you don’t have any money available. This idiom has a similar meaning to broke, hard up, short on money, and down to one’s last cent.

Usage

When you use this expression it is not used to indicate that you’re destitute or completely out of money. It means that you are temporarily out of funds and you need to be careful about how you spend your money.

Examples

Sorry, I can’t come on vacation with you, I’m strapped for cash.

We can’t make that investment right now, we’re strapped for cash this quarter.

Really, he got a job a Sportsnet? I heard they were cash-strapped.

Strapped for Cash

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fasten

straps

torso

secure

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refer

exclusive

destitute

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bankrupt

afloat

backlash

deemed

circulating

activist

discrimination

balcony

patrons

forcibe

convicted

deprive

posthumous

feat

contribute

commemorate

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