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
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To determine your hand placement on the floor, sit with your back against the wall, extending your legs in front of you.
Built-in reading niches should be large enough to sit in with your back against the wall.
3Start at the edge of the room with your back against the wall.