force someone's hand

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Definition of force someone's hand

: to make it necessary for someone to do something She'd intended to postpone her decision, but events forced her hand.

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“Force someone's hand.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/force%20someone%27s%20hand. Accessed 30 Jul. 2021.

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