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.
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We will play with our backs against the wall, and I like that because I want the players to get used to the pressure, said UE coach Derrick Pumaren as he faces his younger brother and new Adamson mentor Franz Pumaren for the first time in the tournament.
It certainly leaves us with our backs against the wall regards promotion," said manager Seamus McEnaney.
He said: 'We are one of those teams that seem to do things best with our backs against the wall.
Players raise their games when they're under pressure and we're normally better with our backs against the wall.