with (one's) back against the wall

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with (one's) back against the wall

In a bad situation in which one's ability to act is limited. She finds herself with her back against the wall now that creditors are coming after her for more money than she makes. Sometimes, the best solutions arise with our back against the wall, when our options are limited.
See also: back, wall
References in classic literature ?
Katharine Hilbery came in rather late, and took up a position on the floor, with her back against the wall.
With her hair perfectly teased into a side parting, she looks away from the camera as she stands with her back against the wall whilst showing off her enviable toned legs.
FOR a minister with her back against the wall, Health Secretary Patricia Hewitt makes a reasonable attempt to answer the Sunday Mirror's questions about the NHS.