backs to the wall


backs to the wall
Phrs. A homophobic comment and warning to fellow heterosexuals that contact with a gay male is likely or happening. From the misconception that all gay males will endevour, or want to have anal intercourse with any male. Derog.

English slang and colloquialisms. 2014.

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  • Backs to the wall — homophobic catch phrase used to supposedly warn men that a particular male is homosexual …   Dictionary of Australian slang

  • backs to the wall — Australian Slang homophobic catch phrase used to supposedly warn men that a particular male is homosexual …   English dialects glossary

  • back\ against\ the\ wall — • back to the wall • back against the wall adv. phr. In a trap, with no way to escape; in bad trouble. The soldiers had their backs to the wall. He was in debt and could not get any help; his back was against the wall. The team had their backs to …   Словарь американских идиом

  • back\ to\ the\ wall — • back to the wall • back against the wall adv. phr. In a trap, with no way to escape; in bad trouble. The soldiers had their backs to the wall. He was in debt and could not get any help; his back was against the wall. The team had their backs to …   Словарь американских идиом

  • back to the wall — or[back against the wall] {adv. phr.} In a trap, with no way to escape; in bad trouble. * /The soldiers had their backs to the wall./ * /He was in debt and could not get any help; his back was against the wall./ * /The team had their backs to the …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • back to the wall — or[back against the wall] {adv. phr.} In a trap, with no way to escape; in bad trouble. * /The soldiers had their backs to the wall./ * /He was in debt and could not get any help; his back was against the wall./ * /The team had their backs to the …   Dictionary of American idioms

  • back to the wall — noun A situation with no other options remaining. From this place so he told himself had emanated that policy of extortion, oppression and injustice that little by little had shouldered the ranchers from their rights, till, their backs to the… …   Wiktionary

  • back is to/against the wall — ◇ When your back is to/against the wall or you have your back to/against the wall you are in a bad position in which you are forced to do something in order to avoid failure. With our backs to the wall we made a last desperate effort to finish… …   Useful english dictionary

  • have your back to the wall — phrase to be in a difficult situation with few choices, so that you have to work or fight very hard England had their backs to the wall in the second half. Thesaurus: to be in, or to get into a difficult situationsynonym Main entry: back * * *… …   Useful english dictionary

  • with your back against the wall — with (your/its) back against the wall in a serious situation with few ways to react to it. Many of these schools find themselves with their backs against the wall, and unless they get more funding, they ll have to fire some teachers. Usage notes …   New idioms dictionary


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