Synonyms of hard up in English:

hard up

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1‘I'm too hard up to buy fancy clothes’

poor, short of money, short of cash, impoverished, impecunious, in financial difficulties, financially embarrassed, financially distressed, in reduced circumstances, in straitened circumstances, unable to make ends meet
penniless, moneyless, destitute, poverty-stricken, bankrupt, in the red, without a sou, without means of support
informal broke, flat broke, bust
British informal stony broke, skint, cleaned out, strapped for cash, on one's uppers, not having two farthings to rub together, not having two pennies to rub together, in Queer Street, on one's beam-ends, without a shot in one's locker, without a brass farthing
North American informal stone broke, without a red cent