go to the wall love

Definitions

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  • v. To make an all-out effort.
  • v. To fail, to run out of options. (especially of a business)
  • v. To be put aside or forgotten.
  • v. To take an extreme and determined position or measure

Etymologies

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From a fight or military retreating until they cannot escape; see have one's back to the wall and retreat to the wall doctrine in common law.

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