back against the wall
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THINGAMABOB OR THINGUMMY: CAN YOU DISTINGUISH BETWEEN THE US AND UK TERMS IN THIS QUIZ?
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Words nearby back against the wall
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How to use back against the wall in a sentence
There were no back-against-the-wall poses in Dicky's theory of wooing.Cabbages and Kings|O. Henry