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    Back Against the Wall

    Source : https://www.idiomsandslang.com/have-...inst-the-wall/
    (Have Oneís) Back Against the WallDefinition: Have few choices, be cornered
    Example: Iím really sorry I had to lay Jason off, but my back was against the wallóif I didnít, the company would have shut down our whole division
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    1.This seems to mean that one is cornered in hot water. Do you use this a lot?
    2. The underlined "if I didn't" is used wrong, to indicate a counterfactual conditional, it should be "If I hadn't", right?

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    Re: Back Against the Wall

    1. One, you mixed up your expressions. Two, I don't think I have used it, but I understand it.
    2. That's right.
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