drive smb. to the wall

drive smb. to the wall
(drive (force, put или push) smb. to the wall)
припереть кого-л. к стене, довести кого-л. до крайности; вытеснить, разорить кого-л.

He bragged about Arthur at his Clubs, and introduced him with pleasure unto his conversation; saying, that, Egad, the young fellows were putting the old ones to the wall... (W. Thackeray, ‘Pendennis’, vol. I, ch. XX) — Майор расхваливал Артура в своих клубах, охотно заводя о нем разговор: вот, дескать, какая теперь пошла молодежь, того гляди заткнет стариков за пояс...

The one thing that seemed eventually to have saved him was the fact that quite all of his creditors were fully aware that should he be broken and driven to the wall, there would be no cash for anyone. (Th. Dreiser, ‘A Gallery of Women’, ‘Albertine’) — В конце концов спасло его только то, что все кредиторы прекрасно понимали: если его припереть к стене и объявить банкротом, никто не получит ни одного пенни.

Большой англо-русский фразеологический словарь. - М.: «Русский язык-Медиа».. 2006.

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