In Reply to: Strapped for cash posted by Steve Booker on November 08, 2008 at 11:54:
: I was wondering where the phrase "Strapped for cash" originated. Seems pretty appropriate at the moment.
According to etymonline.com: "Slang adj. strapped "short of money" is from 1857, from strap in a now-obsolete sense of "financial credit" ."