(1). To take away all but one option, usually resulting in someone lashing out publicly at work (bad) or simply getting drunk after work and lashing out publicly then (worse).
“So, I feel kinda bad, but I totally backed Josh into a corner today on the Hendrickson account. He just wouldn’t do what I wanted, so I just looped in the client and asked him again. It worked, but I don’t think I’m getting invited to his summer barbecue anytime soon.”