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up against the wall

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  1. up against the wall(Adjective)

    Trapped, cornered; discommoded, discomfited; in a quandary.

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  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of up against the wall in Chaldean Numerology is: 5

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of up against the wall in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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  1. Zereana Jess-Huff:

    The way insurers have embraced this service delivery method has been an interesting development, i think a lot of that is because their backs are up against the wall when it comes to accessibility. This service is an answer for that. For individuals who need to pay for online therapy out of pocket, we’ve also introduced rates that are competitive with what you would pay in a brick-and-mortar setting.If you are seeing a Ph.D. level therapist through Amwell, it’s $95, and if you are seeing a masters-level therapist it’s $79.

  2. Jonas Larsen:

    It just seems like they're just doing a lot, and if we throw enough against the wall something will stick, in a way, that has sort of taken the specialness of the stand-up special away by doing volume -- it's not about quality and curation, it's about filling shelves. To me, being a lover of great comedy, it just doesn't excite me. It doesn't make me think that they're onto something.

  3. Mattia Toaldo:

    Whenever Hamas is with its back against the wall, it reacts with some fighting.

  4. Paul Chabot:

    In California, it’s like the liberals can do no wrong, no matter what we (conservatives) do, we’re beating our heads against the wall.

  5. Charlene Li:

    After two weeks, we realized we couldn’t meet their expectations -- and rather than bashing our heads against the wall, we met with the client and said it wasn’t working.

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