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To be in, or to get into a difficult situation

run out of road

to have come to the end of all possibilities for action

suffer

verb

to be badly affected by a very difficult or unpleasant situation

undergo

verb

to experience something, especially something that is unpleasant but necessary

come under

to be forced to experience something unpleasant

endure

verb

to suffer something difficult or unpleasant in a patient way over a long period

incur

verb

to experience something unpleasant as a result of something that you have done

go through

to experience something difficult or unpleasant

be in dire/desperate straits

to be in a very difficult situation, especially one involving a lack of money

be (caught/stuck) between a rock and a hard place

to be in a position in which you have to choose between two things that are not good

be in the grip of something

to be in a difficult or unpleasant situation

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endies

Employed but with No Disposable Income or Savings: people who are in work but only earn just enough to live on

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