back/paint oneself into a corner

idiom

: to put oneself in a bad position
The candidate backed/painted himself into a corner by proposing a tax increase.

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back-paint

back/paint oneself into a corner

back-palm

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“Back/paint oneself into a corner.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/back%2Fpaint%20oneself%20into%20a%20corner. Accessed 27 May. 2024.

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