Paint oneself into a corner

What is Paint oneself into a corner?

Paint oneself into a corner definition and meaning on Dictionary terms:
Get oneself into a difficulty from which one can’t extricate oneself. For example, By volunteering to do more work in the office and then taking a freelance job, George has painted himself into a corner. This idiom uses the graphic image of painting all of the floor except for the corner one stands in, so that one cannot leave without stepping on wet paint.

 

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