boxed in(redirected from boxed-in)
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1. Unable to physically move from a certain spot due to being blocking by something. Well, I guess I'm not leaving yet because my car is boxed in.
2. Restricted or feeling stuck due to one's limited options. I'm a very versatile performer, but I've been boxed in as a comedic actress by the studio.
Fig. in a bind; having few alternatives. I really feel boxed in around here. I got him boxed in. He'll have to do it our way.
mod. in a bind; having few alternatives. I got him boxed in. He’ll have to do it our way.