go to the wall

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Meanings of "go to the wall"


'To go to the wall' / + (on something)' means:
"When it's a matter of family versus friends, friends must go to the wall." - "In spite of their efforts, they went to the wall."

"Smaller companies are always the first to go to the wall in an economic recession." - "If the company loses money again this quarter, it will go to the wall sooner than later." - "The store finally went to the wall."

*Origins: Refers to a hard-pressed fighter who retreats from a battle or fight until he finds himself trapped with his back against a wall, thus unable to escape.

3. To STEADFASTLY SUPPORT someone / something regardless of any suffering one might incur as a result. To HOLD OUT TO THE VERY END
"I would go to the wall for you, so I'll certainly endorse you on the campaign trail."

(Examples adapted from:
Oxford Dictionary of Proverbs. 2008. 2009. DOI: 10.1093/acref/9780199539536.001.0001 |
Farlex Dictionary of Idioms. © 2015 Farlex, Inc. | Collins COBUILD Idioms Dictionary, 3rd ed. © HarperCollins Publishers 2012.)

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लिरिक्स में "go to the wall"

Óscar Chávez - Tlatelolco Massacre

And I leave,
I leave, I leave, I leave,
I leave, I leave to go to the wall,
It seem-... it seems I carry it,

Miguel Bosé - Wall

You open the window and look outside
The city awaits you somewhere.
You go out to the street and go to the wall
Where there's always someone,

Giorgos Mais - There will be panic

Tell her that nobody else takes her
and she should stop to write me messages
Tell her that she should go to the wall - the wall
She should never come otherwise i will be successfull

Manoel de Barros - Waw!

Almost appreciating even the letters' smell.
So much lonely sin exhausted me.
Standing by the wall was a glory.
I drank a glass of restorative and got better.

Vincent Delerm - The sunburn

That's it , for sure , i have to make my decision
I will go to the wall and fall into the void
I know that you are waiting me near the fountain