back against the wall


back against the wall
 No place to go; a difficult situation.
 ► “Its [GM’s] global sourcing strategy - to buy low-cost, quality components from anywhere in the world - alone puts the union’s back against the wall.” (Ward’s Auto World, May 1995, p. 14)

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  • back\ against\ the\ wall — • back to the wall • back against the wall adv. phr. In a trap, with no way to escape; in bad trouble. The soldiers had their backs to the wall. He was in debt and could not get any help; his back was against the wall. The team had their backs to …   Словарь американских идиом

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  • back against the wall — in a very difficult position; with few or no choices as to what action to take …   Idioms and examples

  • with your back against the wall — with (your/its) back against the wall in a serious situation with few ways to react to it. Many of these schools find themselves with their backs against the wall, and unless they get more funding, they ll have to fire some teachers. Usage notes …   New idioms dictionary

  • with its back against the wall — with (your/its) back against the wall in a serious situation with few ways to react to it. Many of these schools find themselves with their backs against the wall, and unless they get more funding, they ll have to fire some teachers. Usage notes …   New idioms dictionary

  • with back against the wall — with (your/its) back against the wall in a serious situation with few ways to react to it. Many of these schools find themselves with their backs against the wall, and unless they get more funding, they ll have to fire some teachers. Usage notes …   New idioms dictionary

  • have (your) back against the wall — have (your) back against/to the wall to have very serious problems which limit the ways in which you can act. With rising labour costs, industry has its back to the wall. When his back was against the wall he became very aggressive …   New idioms dictionary

  • push one's back against the wall — give one no options, give one no choice, force one to do something …   English contemporary dictionary

  • back\ to\ the\ wall — • back to the wall • back against the wall adv. phr. In a trap, with no way to escape; in bad trouble. The soldiers had their backs to the wall. He was in debt and could not get any help; his back was against the wall. The team had their backs to …   Словарь американских идиом

  • back to the wall — or[back against the wall] {adv. phr.} In a trap, with no way to escape; in bad trouble. * /The soldiers had their backs to the wall./ * /He was in debt and could not get any help; his back was against the wall./ * /The team had their backs to the …   Dictionary of American idioms