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(idiomatic) A very difficult situation with no beneficial options available for action.
You can also put your back to the wall and aim around corners, which works too well.
Darkyn caught her easily and pushed her back in front of him, her back to the wall.
Cynthia sat cross legged on the floor, her back to the wall.
Evelyn was the queen of handling crowds, but Kiera could think of nothing more than ducking into a safe corner and staying there with her back to the wall.
He watched Lana from the corner of his eye, returning to his weapons, this time with his back to the wall and not towards her.
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