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Paint into a corner


Stuck by circumstances. A bad situation created by previous actions that offer no good solution. Imagine painting a room floor and you are stuck in the far corner away from the door with wet paint all around and no exit.

“Now that he’s quit his job, divorced his wife and moved out of town, he has pained himself into a corner for what to do next.”

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