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82 examples:

Lean it against the wall.

He stood against the wall.

He leaned against the wall.

Don't lean against the wall.

Tom leaned against the wall.

Put the desk against the wall.

He pressed me against the wall.

He was leaning against the wall.

Put the ladder against the wall.

Put your hands against the wall.

Tom shoved Mary against the wall.

Tom pushed Mary against the wall.

Tom was leaning against the wall.

Tom leaned back against the wall.

Stand the ladder against the wall.

Place the ladder against the wall.

He threw the ball against the wall.

I banged my elbow against the wall.

I hit my head hard against the wall.

He pressed his ear against the wall.

Don't throw a ball against the wall.

He propped his bike against the wall.

Tom bashed his head against the wall.

Tom bashed Mary's head against the wall.

The man dashed the bottle against the wall.

He leaned against the wall as he was tired.

Hillary rested the ladder against the wall.

They flattened themselves against the wall.

He is fighting with his back against the wall.

He stood on one leg, leaning against the wall.

Tom and Mary pushed the table against the wall.

Tom was leaning against the wall near the door.

I noticed him sitting with his back against the wall.

He stood against the wall with his hands in his pockets.

One of the fan blades broke loose and shattered against the wall.

If the spaghetti sticks when you throw it against the wall, it's done.

Tom pressed his ear against the wall to see if he could hear what his parents were discussing in the next room.

He began to cry, to scream, to knock his head against the wall, but the more he shrieked, the longer and the more hairy grew his ears.

Given her complete lack of gratitude after all that I had done for her, I told myself that I would have done better by banging my head against the wall.

In the dawn of morning there lay the poor little one, with pale cheeks and smiling mouth, leaning against the wall. She had been frozen to death on the last evening of the year; and the New Year's sun rose and shone upon a little corpse!

It is like peas thrown against the wall.
(Hungarian proverb)

There is no point in running ones head against the wall.
(Hungarian proverb)

To protest and knock one's head against the wall is what everybody can do.
(Italian proverb)

But I'm very thankful that no one is slamming my head against the wall anymore.
(Harry Anderson)

After mom leaves, however, Jane sits alone against the wall.
(Science Daily - News, )

Puig thumped against the wall and bounded forward with 16 steps.
(Los Angeles Times - Football, )

US authorities have launched criminal charges against the Wall Street hedge fund SAC Capital.
(BBC News - Business, )

Two-time Tour de France winner Alberto Contador is most feared when his back is against the wall.
(Sydney Morning Herald - Sport, )

Two prosthetic legs lean against the wall in the bedroom, black shoes protruding from the trousers.
(CNN - World News, )

“He’d beat me all the time, punch me, throw me against the wall," Jodi Stachowski now tells HLN.
(The Hollywood Reporter - TV, )

With their backs against the wall, the Brooklyn Nets couldn't afford another fourth-quarter collapse.
(Fox News - Sports, )

Still others make an intense effort that goes nowhere, and then smash the thing against the wall in frustration.
(Forbes - Personal Finance, )

Yankees left fielder Aaron Hicks leaped against the wall to catch a foul ball in the fourth inning of Thursday’s loss.
(The New York Times - Baseball, )

Then Lauren Bruner gave up his cane and settled at a table against the wall where his picture had been hanging for years.
(Los Angeles Times - National News, )

The teacher moves him to the back of the room, where he scowls, makes a paper airplane and repeatedly throws it against the wall.
(Los Angeles Times - Education, )

France's foreign minister says his newly-appointed British counterpart, Boris Johnson, is a liar with "his back against the wall".
(BBC News - World News, )

ADAM CRAFTON AT THE HAWTHORNS: Tony Pulis knew his side were up against it, with their backs against the wall and the firing squad ready.
(Daily Mail - Sport, )

Unidentified attackers threw a Molotov cocktail against the wall of a refugee centre near Vienna, Austrian newswire APA reported on Sunday.
(Sydney Morning Herald - World, )

Leo Jones, from Porthcawl, South Wales, repeatedly sought help for his headaches which left him banging his head against the wall in agony.
(Daily Mail - Health, )

English backs are firmly against the wall at Twickenham on Saturday and, going by recent history, that suits Stuart Lancaster’s side fine.
(Daily Mail - Sport, )

With his back against the wall and the hand grenades already tossed, all the United manager needs is a display which has typified his genius.
(Daily Mail - Sport, )

Neatly framed but almost forgotten, a front page from the San Jose Mercury News sits against the wall in a room above the Sharks' practice rink.
(Helene Elliott in Los Angeles Times - Hockey, )

With their backs against the wall, the Miami Heat thrived once again Tuesday night, defeating the San Antonio Spurs and staving off elimination.
(CNN - U.S. News, )

A former Goldman Sachs trader has filed an arbitration complaint against the Wall Street giant because his multi-million bonus wasn't big enough.
(The Independent - Business, )

With its back against the wall, the U.S. men's national team scored an emphatic -0 win over Panama to move closer to a place in the 2018 World Cup.
(USA Today - Soccer, )

It took me a while: slogging through Warpriest, slamming my head against the wall against Golgoroth, falling into massive chasms on the jumping puzzle.
(Forbes - Technology, )

The Panama Mossack Fonseca affair is another milestone that the vehicle of 21st century capitalism goes whizzing by on the road to crashing against the wall.
(Forbes - Personal Finance, )

The Anaheim Ducks were just too much for the Winnipeg Jets to handle on Wednesday night, while the Ottawa Senators responded with their backs against the wall.
(Paul McGaughey in CBC Sports, )

If the playoffs have proven anything, it's that no lead is safe against the Warriors, and that the Rockets play their best ball with their backs against the wall.
(UPI - News, )

Blake Griffin stood with his back against the wall at the Clippers' practice facility Thursday, his answers thoughtful when he talked about the Golden State Warriors.
(Broderick Turner in Los Angeles Times - Basketball, )

Playing with their backs against the wall and in front of their home crowd, the Portland Trail Blazers rallied for a win in Game 4 of the Western Conference quarterfinals.
(UPI - Sports News, )

Just outside the boundaries of the playing court in UC Berkeley's recreational gym, two guide dogs rest on the floor, and several sets of canes are propped against the wall.
(Larry Gordon in Los Angeles Times - Education, )

Grieving Noelle Reno has changed her Facebook profile picture to a provocative image of herself leaning seductively against the wall at Claridge’s hotel wearing a mini-dress.
(Daily Mail - News, )

Retired Derek Laidlaw, 70, was beaten senseless after approaching a man he saw going to the toilet against the wall of his partner's property in Failsworth, Oldham, Greater Manchester.
(Daily Mail - News, )

Julie Hambleton, whose elder sister Maxine was one of 21 killed when two bombs went off in Birmingham city centre in 1974, said families have been left 'with our backs against the wall'.
(Daily Mail - News, )

Yalda Gorton alleged David Gorton (pictured) grabbed her by the hair and pushed her against the wall at their farmhouse retreat, in Holme-next-the-Sea, in Norfolk, on Christmas Day last year.
(Daily Mail - News, )

A renovated townhouse built against the wall of Bundi’s fortified palace, it is run by the Sharma family and an ideal base for exploring this traditional bazaar town off the usual Rajasthan tourist trail.
(The Telegraph - Travel, )

The top-seeded Heat had their backs against the wall after the team dropped Game 6 and saw the supporting cast struggle mightily, especially two-thirds of the "Big Three" as Wade and Chris Bosh combined for 15 points.
(Fox News - Sports, )

Matt Barnes stood with his back against the wall Friday at the Clippers' practice facility and again apologized to his teammates for his recent comments on Twitter, but said he wasn't remorseful about using a racial epithet.
(Broderick Turner in Los Angeles Times - Basketball, )

Fresh from a two-week Easter break, Congress hits the ground running next week -- its legislative plate more than full, and its back against the wall with the government funding clock ticking down and the resurrection of a tuned-up Obamacare replacement bill on its agenda.
(Fox News - Politics, )

From the moment in December 2010 that Fifa’s president, Sepp Blatter, opened the envelope and pronounced the word “Qatar” to a tense auditorium in Zurich and millions more eagerly following proceedings worldwide, the winners of the 2022 World Cup ballot have been forced against the wall more times than they could possibly have imagined.
(The Independent - Football, )

Williams, an old pro on hockey's brightest stage, scored his sixth goal in six career Game 7s and the Kings didn't let up on the 20-year-old Gibson, knocking him out of the game on Anze Kopitar's goal 2:02 into the second period, which made it -0. Jeff Carter and Mike Richards also scored in the first 15:12 of the game as the Kings, stacked with Game 7 veterans, showed off their knack for coming through with their backs against the wall.
(Fox News - Sports, )

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