backed into a corner
Meaning: If you're backed into a corner, you're in a difficult situation that will be hard to get out of.
- When his business failed, Gerry felt he'd been backed into a corner and he didn't know what he could do.
- Jimmy's drug addiction had backed him into a corner and his only way out was to go into rehab and kick the habit.
Michael felt he'd been backed into a corner, but he wouldn't give up. He
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Contributor: Matt Errey