hem in

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hem in (third-person singular simple present hems in, present participle hemming in, simple past and past participle hemmed in)

  1. To surround and enclose in a way that restricts movement.
    • 2017 March 27, “The Observer view on triggering article 50”, in The Observer[1]:
      The average British family is now hemmed in by multiple, authoritative predictions of stagnant or falling wages, higher food and fuel prices, an ongoing sterling devaluation, collapsing social care and public services and increased, regressive indirect taxation.