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"have your back to/against the wall" in British English

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have your back to/against the wall

to have very ​seriousproblems that ​limit the ​ways in which you can ​act: He ​owesmoney to everyone - he really has 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)
Translations of “have your back to/against the wall”
in Chinese (Simplified) 处于绝境…
in Chinese (Traditional) 處於絕境…
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