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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With their back against the wall, the Altas pulled off an 87-83 stunner San Beda to stay alive in the NCAA Season 92 men's basketball tournament Final Four Friday at Mall of Asia Arena.
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