1. Strapped 手頭緊的
I would really love to go to staycation with you but I am strapped this month.
2. Short on cash 手頭緊的
I am willing to lend you money but I am a bit short on cash.
3. Feel the pinch 經濟窘迫
Small businesses can feel the pinch from the economic crisis. It is even hard for them to pay rent and salaries to the employees.
4. Shoestring budget 預算有限
Under the shoestring budget, I believe traveling to Vietnam is the best option.
5. Skint 身無分文的
She always lives to pay back the check as she gets paid at the beginning of a month, and is a skint by the middle of the month.
6. In the red (尤指企業) 有赤字、負債
The business is temporarily in the red as it has put too many resources in purchasing raw materials recently.
7. Financial strain 財務壓力
We used to live on my father’s earnings. Therefore, the fact that he is unemployed has caused financial strain for our family.