短语 to be strapped for cash 指手头没有足够的钱，常被用来形容暂时资金短缺、手头紧。
Would you mind paying for the takeaway? I'm a bit strapped for cash until payday.
When I was a student I was frequently strapped for cash. Actually, thinking about it, even now I'm working full time I'm still regularly strapped for cash.
I can't come out tonight, I'm a bit strapped for cash.
另一个表达 to be a bit short 也能用来指某人暂时资金不足的情况。
Sorry, I'm a bit short this month. I can't afford the tickets.
Don't worry, if you're a bit short you can pay me back next month.