up against a/the wall

idiom

Definition of up against a/the wall

informal
: in a very bad position or situation The team was up against a wall in the first half of the game.

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“Up against a/the wall.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/up%20against%20a%2Fthe%20wall. Accessed 22 Oct. 2020.

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