press (one) to the wall(redirected from presses us to the wall)
press (one) to the wall
To force one into a desperate position in which one's options are limited and typically require desperate actions. If the government continues pushing its citizens to the wall, it shouldn't b surprised when they rise up to destroy it. Increasing financial pressures are pushing Tom to the wall. I think he needs help.
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