Translation: from english

have one s back to the wall

  • 1 have one's back to the wall

    (have one's back to the wall (тж. with one's back to the wall))
    быть припёртым к стенке, находиться в отчаянном положении

    Just imagine the position of a general commanding an army of men with their backs to the wall, and daring to tell them in the supreme hour of battle that their defeat was inevitable! What would happen to him? He would be shot at dawn for treachery and cowardice... (H. Pollitt, ‘Selected Articles and Speeches’, ‘What Margate Means’) — Представьте себе положение генерала, командующего армией солдат, зажатых в кольцо наступающим врагом, который осмелился бы в критический момент сражения заявить солдатам, что их поражение неизбежно! Что произойдет с ним после этого? Он будет расстрелян за измену и трусость...

    Large English-Russian phrasebook > have one's back to the wall

  • 2 have one's back against the wall

    have one's back to/against the wall загнанный в угол; припертый к стенке

    He certainly has his back to the wall as he has lost his job and cannot find another one.

    Англо-русский словарь идиом и фразовых глаголов > have one's back against the wall

  • 3 have one's back to the wall

    have one's back to/against the wall загнанный в угол; припертый к стенке

    He certainly has his back to the wall as he has lost his job and cannot find another one.

    Англо-русский словарь идиом и фразовых глаголов > have one's back to the wall

  • 4 have one’s back to the wall

    be hard-pressed, on the defensive быть прижатым к стене

    I had no choice, I had my back to the wall.

    English-Russian mini useful dictionary > have one’s back to the wall

  • 5 have one's back to the wall

    (to be in a very difficult or desperate situation: He certainly has his back to the wall as he has lost his job and cannot find another one.) stå med ryggen mod muren
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    (to be in a very difficult or desperate situation: He certainly has his back to the wall as he has lost his job and cannot find another one.) stå med ryggen mod muren

    English-Danish dictionary > have one's back to the wall

  • 6 have one's back to the wall

    (to be in a very difficult or desperate situation: He certainly has his back to the wall as he has lost his job and cannot find another one.) estar entre la espada y la pared

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  • 7 have one's back to the wall

    (to be in a very difficult or desperate situation: He certainly has his back to the wall as he has lost his job and cannot find another one.) vera upp við vegg

    English-Icelandic dictionary > have one's back to the wall

  • 8 have one's back to the wall

    (to be in a very difficult or desperate situation: He certainly has his back to the wall as he has lost his job and cannot find another one.) szorult helyzetben van

    English-Hungarian dictionary > have one's back to the wall

  • 9 have one's back to the wall

    (to be in a very difficult or desperate situation: He certainly has his back to the wall as he has lost his job and cannot find another one.) estar em posição difícil

    English-Portuguese dictionary > have one's back to the wall

  • 10 have one's back to the wall

    (to be in a very difficult or desperate situation: He certainly has his back to the wall as he has lost his job and cannot find another one.) zor durumda olmak, çıkmaza saplanmak

    English-Turkish dictionary > have one's back to the wall

  • 11 have one's back to the wall

    (to be in a very difficult or desperate situation: He certainly has his back to the wall as he has lost his job and cannot find another one.) biti v zagati

    English-Slovenian dictionary > have one's back to the wall

  • 12 have one's back to the wall

    (to be in a very difficult or desperate situation: He certainly has his back to the wall as he has lost his job and cannot find another one.) joutua seinää vasten

    English-Finnish dictionary > have one's back to the wall

  • 13 have one's back to the wall

    (to be in a very difficult or desperate situation: He certainly has his back to the wall as he has lost his job and cannot find another one.) essere con le spalle al muro

    English-Italian dictionary > have one's back to the wall

  • 14 have one's back to the wall

    (to be in a very difficult or desperate situation: He certainly has his back to the wall as he has lost his job and cannot find another one.) mit dem Rücken an der Wand stehen

    English-german dictionary > have one's back to the wall

  • 15 have one's back to the wall

    (to be in a very difficult or desperate situation: He certainly has his back to the wall as he has lost his job and cannot find another one.) być przypartym do muru

    English-Polish dictionary > have one's back to the wall

  • 16 have one's back to the wall

    (to be in a very difficult or desperate situation: He certainly has his back to the wall as he has lost his job and cannot find another one.) būt ļoti grūtos apstākļos / situācijā

    English-Latvian dictionary > have one's back to the wall

  • 17 have one's back to the wall

    (to be in a very difficult or desperate situation: He certainly has his back to the wall as he has lost his job and cannot find another one.) būti įvarytam į kampą

    English-Lithuanian dictionary > have one's back to the wall

  • 18 have one's back to the wall

    (to be in a very difficult or desperate situation: He certainly has his back to the wall as he has lost his job and cannot find another one.)

    English-Swedish dictionary > have one's back to the wall

  • 19 have one's back to the wall

    (to be in a very difficult or desperate situation: He certainly has his back to the wall as he has lost his job and cannot find another one.) a fi la ananghie

    English-Romanian dictionary > have one's back to the wall

  • 20 have one's back to the wall

    (to be in a very difficult or desperate situation: He certainly has his back to the wall as he has lost his job and cannot find another one.) βρίσκομαι σε αδιέξοδο

    English-Greek dictionary > have one's back to the wall

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