go to the wall

idiom

Definition of go to the wall

informal
1 US : to make every possible effort to achieve something, to win, etc. He's prepared to go to the wall to defend his beliefs.
2 British : to fail because of a lack of money a company that has gone to the wall

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“Go to the wall.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/go%20to%20the%20wall. Accessed 7 Dec. 2021.

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