in straitened circumstances

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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend: 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 added: "Furthermore, neither of the daughters who gave evidence before me suggested they were living in straitened circumstances."
And what shines out most from accounts of the life and times of Jo Cox was her great humanity, and concern for others whose lives had been blighted by war and famine, as well as those struggling to keep their heads above water while living in straitened circumstances in her Yorkshire constituency.