Idiom Magic : HANDS ARE TIED 受到牽制;受到束縛

【明報專訊】Angela and Eddie would like to be free to do as they wish. Unfortunately they can't because their hands are tied. When our hands are tied, we are unable to do as we would like due to circumstances(情况) beyond our control. "I'd enjoy going shopping with my family but my hands are tied and I have to stay at the office today," father said. "Look, our hands are tied too!" Angela frowned(皺眉).