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English definition of “have your back to/against the wall”

have your back to/against the wall

to have very serious problems that limit the ways in which you can act: He owes money to everyone - he's really got his back to the wall now.
(Definition of have your back to/against the wall from the Cambridge Advanced Learners Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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