push to the wall

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push someone to the wall

 and press someone to the wall
to force someone into a position where there is only one choice to make; to put someone in a defensive position. There was little else I could do. They pushed me to the wall.
See also: push, wall
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A The trick is to wet the paper, poke paste behind it with a small brush then press to the wall with a seam roller.
Rhonda Bruce by email A The trick is to wet the paper, poke paste behind it with a small brush then press to the wall with a seam roller.