Boxed in a Corner

Welcome to English in a minute.A corner is basically an angle where two sides meet.Boxed in a corner.Let’s find out why these two are talking about corners.What’s wrong? You look worried.My friend Nico quit his job,
had a baby and bought a new house…all at the same time!How’s that going? Not good.He’s out of money.It sounds like he boxed himself in a corner.If you are boxed in a corner,you are in a situation where there are very few,or no,good solutions.This expression comes from the world of boxing.During the fight,the corner is not where a boxer wants to be.It is difficult to defend him or herself while in the corner.And that’s English in a minute.

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