Значение идиомы to the wall

[to the wall] {adv. phr.} Into a place from which there is noescape; into a trap or corner. – Usually used after “drive” or asimilar word.

John’s failing the last test drove him to the wall.

The score was 12-12 in the last minute of play, but a touchdownforced the visitors to the wall.

Bill had to sell his five GreatDanes. The high cost of feeding them was driving him to the wall.

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Значение идиомы to the wall