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lay siege to
To surround and attack a place (often a city or building) with armed troops. A: "The army has laid siege to our town!" B: "I knew we should have evacuated sooner!"
a siege mentality
the belief that you must protect yourself because other people are going to attack you Many designers develop a siege mentality because they're terrified someone will steal their ideas.