box (someone) into a corner

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box (someone) into a corner

To create a predicament or unpleasant situation for someone whereby there are no or very few favorable solutions or outcomes. You're going to box me into a corner if you give me another assignment—I won't be able to finish any of them! The senator's opponent boxed him into a corner during the debate, forcing him to take back several things he'd already said.
See also: box, corner