in straitened circumstances


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Adj.1.in straitened circumstances - not having enough money to pay for necessities
poor - having little money or few possessions; "deplored the gap between rich and poor countries"; "the proverbial poor artist living in a garret"
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It is but bare justice to Mr Swiveller to say, that, although the expenses of her education kept him in straitened circumstances for half a dozen years, he never slackened in his zeal, and always held himself sufficiently repaid by the accounts he heard (with great gravity) of her advancement, on his monthly visits to the governess, who looked upon him as a literary gentleman of eccentric habits, and of a most prodigious talent in quotation.
He is left in straitened circumstances as a result and has health problems", defence barrister Karl Williams said.
Now we learn Age Concern Birmingham acts as a glorified piggy-bank for staff, dishing out loans to those in straitened circumstances "which are always repaid".