financial straits

See: privation
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and inasmuch as I could see that he wished me well, I told him all-- or, rather, I did not tell him EVERYTHING, for that I do to no man (I have not the heart to do it); I told him just a few scattered details concerning my financial straits.
THE NHS is in desperate financial straits but it should not be raising funds by making money from disabled patients.
The car salesman invented sob stories when asked to repay the women and left them in "desperate" financial straits.
As a faithful Christian, Wagasky also touches upon the importance of making time for God no matter how dire one's financial straits may seem, but Living a Beautiful Life On Less is thoroughly accessible to readers of all religious backgrounds.
12A, 107 mins) Johnny Depp proudly combs his moustache and adopts a velvety British accent as art dealer Charlie Mortdecai, who is in dire financial straits.
Pannu has hit the headlines this week following a remarkable outburst to fan blogger Daniel Ivery, in which claimed Blues were in dire financial straits.
35pm Two bored bankers amuse themselves by playing high stakes hide-and-seek with people in financial straits.
In these dire financial straits that we are in today, no councillor should claim any extras at all.
SHIBERGHAN (PAN): A woman has committed suicide due to dire financial straits in northern Jawzjan province, an official said on Sunday.
Frossell sent a letter of apology explaining he was in dire financial straits because of debts.
He described Sanders as being in dire financial straits and added: "She says she gets a buzz out of shoplifting sometimes.
Countries such as ours would not be in such dire financial straits if it were not for those colossal financial con games started by the bankers from Wall Street and the City.

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